punch bowl
noun Date: 1680 a large bowl from which a beverage (as punch) is served

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  • Punch bowl — Punch Punch, n. [Hind. p[=a]nch five, Skr. pa?can. So called because composed of five ingredients, viz., sugar, arrack, spice, water, and lemon juice. See {Five}.] A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punch bowl — punch bowls N COUNT A punch bowl is a large bowl in which drinks, especially punch, are mixed and served …   English dictionary

  • punch bowl — n a large bowl in which punch (=a mixed drink) is served …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • punch bowl — punch ,bowl noun count a large bowl that you use for mixing and serving PUNCH or similar drinks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • punch bowl — punch′ bowl n. a large bowl from which punch or another beverage is served, usu. with a ladle • Etymology: 1685–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • punch bowl — n. a large bowl from which punch is served …   English World dictionary

  • Punch-Bowl — Punch Bowl, Paß, so v.w. Athabaska Portage …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • punch bowl — noun a large bowl for serving beverages; usually with a ladle • Hypernyms: ↑bowl * * * noun Etymology: punch (IV) 1. : a large bowl from which a beverage (as punch or lemonade) is served 2. : something suggestive of a punch bowl; …   Useful english dictionary

  • punch bowl — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms punch bowl : singular punch bowl plural punch bowls a large bowl that you use for mixing and serving punch or similar drinks …   English dictionary

  • punch bowl — a large bowl from which punch, lemonade, etc., is served, usually with a ladle. [1685 95] * * * …   Universalium

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