costrel

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noun cos·trel \ˈkäs-trəl\

Definition of costrel

  1. :  a flat usually earthenware container for liquids with loops through which a belt or cord may be passed for easy carrying —called also pilgrim bottle

Origin and Etymology of costrel

Middle English, from Medieval Latin & Anglo-French; Medieval Latin costrellus, from Anglo-French *costrel, from costere side, from coste rib, side — more at coast


First Known Use: 14th century

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