One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In Spain and Spanish-speaking countries: a flask with a long spout from which the contents may be poured directly into the mouth.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Ford (1796–1858), art connoisseur and author. From Spanish porrón from Catalan porró from porro leek + -ó, diminutive suffix, the vessel being so called on account of its shape.
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