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vase

[veys, veyz, vahz] /veɪs, veɪz, vɑz/
noun
1.
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
1555-1565
1555-65; < French < Latin vās vessel
Related forms
vaselike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vaselike

vase

/vɑːz/
noun
1.
a vessel used as an ornament or for holding cut flowers
Word Origin
C17: via French from Latin vās vessel
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Word Origin and History for vaselike

vase

n.

late 14c., from Middle French vase, from Latin vas "container, vessel." American English preserves the original English pronunciation (Swift rhymes it with face, Byron with place and grace), while British English shifted mid-19c. to preference for a pronunciation that rhymes with bras.

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