vaselike

vase

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

Origin:
1555–65; < French < Latin vās vessel

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

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vase
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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