monkey-pot

monkeypot

[muhng-kee-pot]
noun
1.
the woody, operculate seed vessel of any of certain large South American trees of the genus Lecythis.
2.
the tree itself.
3.
a cylindrical or barrel-shaped vessel used for cooling water.
Also, monkey pot.


Origin:
1840–50; monkey + pot1

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monkeypot (ˈmʌŋkɪˌpɒt)
 
n
1.  any of various tropical trees of the genus Lecythis: family Lecythidaceae
2.  the large urn-shaped pod of any of these trees, formerly used to catch monkeys by baiting it with sugar
3.  a melting pot used in making flint glass

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