[syn: bellarmine, longbeard, long-beard, greybeard]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bellarmine \Bel"lar*mine\, n.
A stoneware jug of a pattern originated in the neighborhood
of Cologne, Germany, in the 16th century. It has a bearded
face or mask supposed to represent Cardinal Bellarmine, a
leader in the Roman Catholic Counter Reformation, following
the Reformation; -- called also graybeard, longbeard.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621) [syn:
Bellarmine, Bellarmino, Cardinal Bellarmine, Roberto
Francesco Romolo Bellarmine]
2: a stoneware drinking jug with a long neck; decorated with a
caricature of Cardinal Bellarmine (17th century) [syn:
bellarmine, longbeard, long-beard, greybeard]