Meaning of bridal bowl in English:

bridal bowl


rare, poetic, historical
  • 1A cup or bowl passed around at a wedding, from which the guests drink.

  • 2A cup or bowl of spiced wine, ale, or the like, prepared for a newly married couple to drink on their wedding night.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Lording Barry (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate.