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bokaal, noun

Forms:
bocal, bokalShow more Also bocal, bokal, bokhal.
Plurals:
bokaals, bokaalen.
Origin:
DutchShow more Dutch, beaker.
A large goblet, often decoratively engraved and sometimes lidded, used for drinking toasts and (occasionally) as a loving cup.
[1827 G. Thompson Trav. 118Even..the richest, and most polished class of Cape Dutch gentry, are still but too frequently disgraced by hard drinking and riotous mirth — and the pokaalie cup..too often drowns both reason and refinement.]
1973 S. Afr. Panorama Oct. 19Another beautiful item in the collection is an extremely rare Dutch East India Company ‘bokaal’ or goblet. The bowl has been finely engraved on the wheel.
A large goblet, often decoratively engraved and sometimes lidded, used for drinking toasts and (occasionally) as a loving cup.

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