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watering can

a container for water, typically of metal or plastic and having a spout with a perforated nozzle, for watering or sprinkling plants, flowers, etc.
Also called watering pot, sprinkling can.
Origin of watering can
1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for watering can
  • Sprinkle each layer with water from a hose or watering can and check it every few days.
  • With watering can and clippers, he would potter in his greenhouse among hundreds of varieties of orchids.
  • He sprayed them with chicken soup from a watering can, and festooned the shed with them.
  • Capture tap water in a watering can while waiting for hot water.
  • Pour water over each compartment with a watering can to simulate rain.
  • Rain and watering can wash fertilizers out of your yard and garden and into the lake.
  • Use a bucket or large watering can to collect the water while you adjust the temperature.
  • Proper planting and watering can help insure that your new tree does the best that it can.
  • The key to keeping these urban plants healthy, he points out, is not to rely on the short reach of a watering can.
  • In the summertime lawn watering can also dramatically impact the peaking nature of water use.
British Dictionary definitions for watering can

watering can

a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle used to sprinkle water over plants
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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