jorum

A jorum is a large bowl from which you can serve many drinks. You could also call a jorum a punchbowl.

If you throw a party and fill a bowl with fruit punch, ladling it into cups for your friends, you can call the bowl a jorum, although most of your guests will probably refer to it as a punchbowl. Not many people still use this eighteenth century word, which may be rooted in a Biblical character, Jorum, who "brought vessels." The Jorum Glacier in Antarctica is named after this word because of the scooped-out bowl shape at its head.

Definitions of jorum
  1. noun
    a large drinking bowl
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    type of:
    bowl
    a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
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