Definition of methuselah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//məˈθjuːzələ//
; NAmE NAmE//məˈθjuːzələ//
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a wine bottle which holds eight times as much wine as an ordinary bottle compare jeroboam, nebuchadnezzar Word Origin1930s: from Methuselah, the grandfather of Noah in the Bible who is said to have lived for 969 years (Genesis 5:27).
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