cache·​pot | \ ˈkash-ˌpät How to pronounce cachepot (audio) , ˈkash-ˌpō, ˈka-shə- How to pronounce cachepot (audio) \

Definition of cachepot

: an ornamental receptacle to hold and usually to conceal a flowerpot

Examples of cachepot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of cachepot

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cachepot

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

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“Cachepot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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