aiguière

noun
ai·​guière | \ (ˈ)āg-¦yer \
plural -s

Definition of aiguière

: a decorative pitcher-shaped usually tall and slender vessel with a handle and spout

First Known Use of aiguière

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aiguière

French, from Middle French, from Old Provençal aiguiera, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin aquaria, from Latin, feminine of aquarius of water

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“Aiguière.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aigui%C3%A8re. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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