a sizable globular glass container esp among green cup inclosed in container work or perhaps in a box for defense made use of frequently for carrying corrosive fluids as sulphuric acid etc
- a big container for holding corrosive liquids; usually cushioned in an unique container
- a big, globular cup container, esp. one of green glass, inclosed in basket work or in a package, for protection; -- utilized frequently for carrying corrosive fluids; as sulphuric acid, etc.
"large globular container covered with basketwork," 1753, most likely finally from Persian qarabah "large flagon."