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nounAncient Greek History Archaeology
A jug of a type used in ancient Greece, often having a trefoil-shaped mouth and used for ladling and pouring wine.
Late 19th century. From ancient Greek οἰνοχόη vessel for pouring wine from οἰνο- + χοή libation from an ablaut variant of the base of χεῖν to pour.
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