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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jordan \Jor"dan\, Jorden \Jor"den\, n. [Prob. fr. the river Jordan, and shortened fr. Jordan bottle a bottle of water from the Jordan, brought back by pilgrims.] [1913 Webster] 1. A pot or vessel with a large neck, formerly used by physicians and alchemists. [Obs.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 2. A chamber pot. [Obs.] --Chaucer. --Shak. [1913 Webster]