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[flou-er-pot] /ˈflaʊ ərˌpɒt/
a container in which to grow and display plants.
Origin of flowerpot
1590-1600; flower + pot1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for flowerpot
  • No sooner had she lifted her hand out of the flowerpot than a bird landed on the stone balustrade that overlooked the garden.
  • Turn the saucer right side up and center it on top of the flowerpot.
  • In the flower robot, the platform sits inside the blue wooden flowerpot.
  • The officers recovered a stolen-loaded firearm in a flowerpot next to where the three individuals were standing.
  • Don't hide your keys under the doormat or flowerpot.
  • The lights will be positioned at the flowerpot pedestals, seating niches, and in several parkway locations.
British Dictionary definitions for flowerpot


a pot in which plants are grown
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Word Origin and History for flowerpot

1590s, from flower (n.) + pot (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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