/bel'ahr meen", bel"ahr meen', -euhr-/, n.
a fat, narrow-necked stoneware bottle of the 16th and 17th centuries, ornamented with a bearded mask. Also called graybeard, longbeard.
[1710-20; named after Cardinal Bellarmino (1542-1621), Italian churchman, the object of the caricature on the bottle]

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