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A squat jar for wine or oil, resembling a wineskin in shape, with a wide spout for pouring and a curved handle which extends across the top of the jar, and attaches at the spout.
Mid 19th century. From ancient Greek ἀσκός bag, wineskin, of unknown origin.
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