flowerpot 1590s, from FLOWER (Cf. flower) + POT (Cf. pot) (1).

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  • Flowerpot — Flow er*pot , n. A vessel, commonly or earthenware, for earth in which plants are grown. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flowerpot — ► NOUN ▪ an earthenware or plastic container in which to grow a plant …   English terms dictionary

  • flowerpot — [flou′ər pät΄] n. a container made of porous clay or of plastic, in which to grow plants …   English World dictionary

  • flowerpot — UK [ˈflaʊə(r)ˌpɒt] / US [ˈflaʊrˌpɑt] noun [countable] Word forms flowerpot : singular flowerpot plural flowerpots a container in which plants are grown …   English dictionary

  • flowerpot — [[t]fla͟ʊ ə(r)pɒt[/t]] flowerpots also flower pot N COUNT A flowerpot is a container that is used for growing plants. Syn: plant pot …   English dictionary

  • flowerpot — noun Date: 1583 a pot in which to grow plants …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flowerpot — /flow euhr pot /, n. a container in which to grow and display plants. [1590 1600; FLOWER + POT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • flowerpot — noun /ˈflaʊɜrpɑt/ A container in which plants are grown …   Wiktionary

  • flowerpot — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. jardiniere, vase, stand, plant stand, window box, tub, pot, vessel, receptacle …   English dictionary for students

  • flowerpot — flow|er|pot [ˈflauəpɔt US ərpa:t] n a plastic or clay pot in which you grow plants …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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