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Sense: 1
Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: magnus 'great'
Sense: 2
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Magnum, a trademark

magnum

noun
     
Related topics: Drink, Weapons
mag‧num [countable]
1DFD a large bottle containing about 1.5 litres of wine, champagne etc
2PMW a powerful type of gun that you can use with one hand:
a .44 magnum

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