ewer

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noun ew·er \ˈyü-ər, ˈyu̇-ər\

Definition of ewer

  1. :  a vase-shaped pitcher or jug

Examples of ewer in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology 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

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EWER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ewer for English Language Learners

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



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