[veys, veyz, vahz]
a vessel, as of glass, porcelain, earthenware, or metal, usually higher than it is wide, used chiefly to hold cut flowers or for decoration.

1555–65; < French < Latin vās vessel

vaselike, adjective Unabridged
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vase (vɑːz)
a vessel used as an ornament or for holding cut flowers
[C17: via French from Latin vās vessel]

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Word Origin & History

1563, from M.Fr. vase, from L. vas "container, vessel." Amer.Eng. preserves the original Eng. pronunciation (Swift rhymes it with face, Byron with place and grace), while British Eng. shifted mid-19c. to preference for a pronunciation that rhymes with bras.
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Example sentences
Captured by the photographer's flash, an unidentified fish takes center stage
  with a backdrop of a red vase sponge.
Two multicolored ceramic plates, an alabaster vase with a hole in the base, and
  a stone knife also accompanied the body.
The solitary gold vase in the exhibition is radiantly elegant.
One is a variation on the illusion in which one sees either two profiles or a
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