1. Also Neb·u·chad·rez·zar [neb-uh-kuh d-rez-er, neb-yoo-] /ˌnɛb ə kədˈrɛz ər, ˌnɛb yʊ-/ a king of Babylonia, 604?–561? b.c., and conqueror of Jerusalem. II Kings 24, 25.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) a bottle for wine holding 20 quarts (18.9 liters).


  1. a wine bottle, used esp for display, holding the equivalent of twenty normal bottles (approximately 520 ounces)


  1. Old Testament a king of Babylon, 605–562 bc, who conquered and destroyed Jerusalem and exiled the Jews to Babylon (II Kings 24–25)

king of Babylon (604-562 B.C.E.), from Hebrew Nebhukhadhnetztzar, from Babylonian Nabu-kudurri-usur, probably literally “Nebo, protect the boundary.”

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