Definition of purdonium in English:

purdonium

noun

  • A decorative coal box with a removable metal liner and a slot or socket to hold a shovel.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. Origin uncertain; perhaps from Purdon, the name of either the object's supposed inventor or the first person supposed to have commissioned one to be made + -ium.

Pronunciation

purdonium

/pəːˈdəʊnɪəm/