watering can

noun
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:
1685–95

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watering can
 
n
a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle used to sprinkle water over plants

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Example sentences
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.
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