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demijohn

In England but also in other countries common name (also Demijon, Demi John, Demingnon, Lady Jane) for a carboy (Demijohn). The name is a corruption of Lady Jeanne (see there the name meaning), which is Italian counterpart Damigiana, the Argentine Damajuana, Such vessels with a volume of 45 liters were / are used in Portugal and Spain for the maturation of sherry and port wine The contents are then transferred to normal bottles before being marketed. In German Lower Saxony Demijon is still used in the Low German dialect for large belly bottles, which are mostly for the storage and transport of spirits and rum serve. See also below bottles and wine vessels,

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