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demijohn

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

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