a wine barrel holding 59.44 gallons (225 liters), esp. for bordeaux

a barrique for burgundy hold 228 liters and for beaujolais, 215 liters.
word origin

usage note

historical examples

as the barrique contains something over 50 gallons, the estimate was for about 2000 gallons of brandy, not an illiberal allowance.
count frontenac william dawson lesueur

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