a pitcher with a wide spout.
Decorative art. a vessel having a spout and a handle, especially a tall, slender vessel with a base.

1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French evier < Latin aquārius vessel for water, equivalent to aqu(a) water + -ārius -ary

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ewer (ˈjuːə)
a large jug or pitcher with a wide mouth
[C14: from Old French evier, from Latin aquārius water carrier, from aqua water]

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., from Anglo-Fr. ewiere, from O.Fr. eviere "water pitcher," parallel form of aiguiere, from fem. of L. aquarius "of or for water," from aqua "water."
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Example sentences
They seated themselves there, and a maid brought water in a golden ewer and poured it over their hands into a silver basin.
In the package was a piece of the treasure, a silver ewer or pitcher.
On a venerable piece of furniture with wooden shelf stood a ewer and basin and shaving apparatus.
Ewer stated that maybe the name of the committee could be changed.
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