cache·​pot ˈkash-ˌpät How to pronounce cachepot (audio)
ˈka-shə- How to pronounce cachepot (audio)
: an ornamental receptacle to hold and usually to conceal a flowerpot

Examples of cachepot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whereas orchids are vibrant in color, this cachepot is glossy white with a square, geometric structure. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 May 2023 Floral designer Cathy Graham played it safe by hand-painting a white metal cachepot with tiny blue flowers and vines. Sofia Quintero, ELLE Decor, 18 Jan. 2023 Planters without holes, sometimes called cachepots, will require the addition of landscape rocks and charcoal horticultural soil for drainage or the use of a smaller, secondary interior pot that can be removed for watering. Bonnie McCarthy, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2020

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Word History


borrowed from French, literally "(it) hides (the) pot," from cache, 3rd singular present tense of cacher "to hide" + pot "container, jar, pot," going back to Old French, going back to Vulgar Latin *pott-, of uncertain origin — more at cache entry 1, pot entry 1

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cachepot was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Cachepot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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