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 for Punch bowl
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Punch \Punch\, n. [Hind. p[=a]nch five, Skr. pa?can. So called
     because composed of five ingredients, viz., sugar, arrack,
     spice, water, and lemon juice. See Five.]
     A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or
     milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; --
     specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum
     punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc.
     [1913 Webster]
     Milk punch, a sort of punch made with spirit, milk, sugar,
        spice, etc.
     Punch bowl, a large bowl in which punch is made, or from
        which it is served.
     Roman punch, a punch frozen and served as an ice.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  punch bowl
      n 1: a large bowl for serving beverages; usually with a ladle

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "punch bowl":
     John Barleycorn, alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink,
     alveolation, alveolus, antrum, aqua vitae, ardent spirits, armpit,
     basin, beverage, booze, bowl, brew, cavity, concave, concavity,
     crater, crypt, cup, depression, dip, drink, fold, follicle,
     funnel chest, grog, hard liquor, hole, hollow, hollow shell,
     inebriant, intoxicant, intoxicating liquor, lacuna, liquor,
     little brown jug, pit, pocket, potable, potation, rum, schnapps,
     scoop, shell, sink, sinus, social lubricant, socket, spirits,
     strong drink, strong waters, the Demon Rum, the bottle, the cup,
     the flowing bowl, the luscious liquor, the ruddy cup, toxicant,
     trough, vug, water of life

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