ewer


ew·er

noun \ˈyü-ər, ˈy-ər\

: a type of pitcher or jug that is shaped like a vase and that was used in the past for holding water

Full Definition of EWER

:  a vase-shaped pitcher or jug

Examples of EWER

  1. <a silver ewer in the elaborately ornamented style favored by the Victorians>

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Origin of EWER

Middle English, from Anglo-French ewer, ewier, from Latin aquarium water source, neuter of aquarius of water, from aqua water — more at island
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Household Terms

cruet, curiosity, duvet, fiasco, sham, taper, valance, whatnot

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