costrel

costrel

[kos-truhl, kaw-struhl]
noun
a flask made of leather, earthenware, or wood, usually with an ear or ears by which to suspend it, as from the waist.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French costerel, equivalent to costier worn at the side (< Vulgar Latin *costārius; see costa, -ary) + -el diminutive suffix

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costrel (ˈkɒstrəl)
 
n
obsolete a flask, usually of earthenware or leather
 
[C14: from Old French costerel, from coste side, rib, from Latin costa]

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