flow·​er·​pot | \ ˈflau̇(-ə)r-ˌpät How to pronounce flowerpot (audio) \

Definition of flowerpot

: a pot in which to grow plants

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The crowning glory: a creative, matching siblings costume—one dear and genius friend has already won in my book with her toddler daughter in a flowerpot and her baby sister as a bumblebee. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Are You Dressing Your Kids for Halloween—or for Instagram?," 30 Oct. 2018 Limit their breeding Remove stagnant water from areas such as flowerpots, plastic containers, gutters, and downspouts. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Milwaukee County: Here's how to protect yourself," 29 June 2018 Examining the loss, Givens noted that some of her mother’s garden gnomes had survived, as well as a small garden fountain and a colorful flowerpot. Andrea Castillo, latimes.com, "Gone in a flash: Goleta family's home of 25 years is lost to fire," 7 July 2018 For example, the fountain in the center of Society Hill Towers used to have a long, low bench perfect for loitering, until some years ago it was covered with flowerpots. Samantha Melamed, Philly.com, "Is LOVE Park inclusive - or hostile? How the 'war on sitting' is changing public spaces," 31 May 2018 Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out containers that hold water, such as vases, pet water bowls, flowerpot saucers, discarded tires in the backyard, buckets, pool covers, birdbaths and rain barrels. Stephen Hudak, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Health officials wary of mosquitoes — and rising risk of Zika and other illnesses — after heavy rains," 24 May 2018 Make sure there's no standing water anywhere — on toys left out on the lawn, plates under your flowerpots or garbage in an open can. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, "How to Keep Mosquitoes Away," 25 May 2017 The house finch has adapted well to its human neighbors, often nesting in flowerpots, hanging planters, windowsills or garden shrubs. Ernie Cowan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "House finches right at home raising family here," 17 May 2018 Harry had jumped over the flowerpots and was on my terrace knocking on my patio door. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Royal Romance," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of flowerpot

1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flowerpot was in 1583

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English Language Learners Definition of flowerpot

: a container (such as a clay or plastic pot) in which plants are grown

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