pottle

pottle

[pot-l]
noun
1.
a former liquid measure equal to two quarts.
2.
a pot or tankard of this capacity.
3.
the wine or other liquid in it.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English potel < Middle French, diminutive of pot pot1; see -elle

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pottle (ˈpɒtəl)
 
n
1.  archaic a liquid measure equal to half a gallon
2.  (NZ) a plastic or cardboard container for foods such as yoghurt, fruit salad, or cottage cheese
 
[C14: potel, from Old French: a small pot1]

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