Definition of balthazar in English:

balthazar

noun

  • A very large wine bottle, with a capacity of 12 liters, equivalent to that of 16 ordinary wine bottles.

    ‘For the reception, there will be a “classic champagne fountain” poured from a giant Balthazar bottle of Veuve Clicquot.’
    • ‘Some years ago, he found a Balthazar bottle in a store of wine he had acquired.’

Pronunciation

balthazar

/balˈTHāzər/ /bælˈθeɪzər/

Origin

1930s from Balthazar, the name of the king of Babylon, who ‘made a great feast … and drank wine before a thousand’ (Dan. 5:1).