- a large bottle having a short, narrow neck, and usually being encased in wickerwork.
- a large bottle with a short narrow neck, often with small handles at the neck and encased in wickerwork
1769, partial translation and word-play from French damejeanne (late 17c.) “Lady Jane,” term used for large globular wicker-wrapped bottle, perhaps because its shape suggested a stout woman in the costume of the period. A general Mediterranean word, with forms found in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Arabic.