flowerpot

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

Definition of flowerpot

: a pot in which to grow plants

Examples of flowerpot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elsewhere, Adam realizes that Liam is the person who hit him over the head with a flowerpot at the end of season two. Alicia Kortendick, al, "‘Dynasty’ mid-season premiere: How to watch and live stream," 17 Jan. 2020 Those photos showed flowerpots placed on the mid-block crossing to honor Fallon Smart, the 15-year-old Franklin High School student who was killed by a Saudi national, completely knocked over. oregonlive, "Memorial honoring Portland teen killed by Saudi student damaged, pedestrian sign knocked over," 5 Jan. 2020 In a flowerpot, plant bulbs shoulder to shoulder in potting soil with their tops level with the soil surface. NBC News, "Bring spring indoors early — very early — by forcing bulbs," 4 Dec. 2019 Adults can listen to live rock, pop and other genres from a wine and beer garden while kids paint flowerpots and play music on a pots-and-pans wall. Sara Cagle, Los Angeles Times, "For the weekend, art fairs, craft fairs, beach cleanup and more, all near L.A.," 18 Sep. 2019 Stick the cuttings into 6-inch flowerpots filled with a mix of equal amounts of sphagnum peat moss and horticultural perlite. Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, "How to avoid," 7 Nov. 2019 The offender placed several flowerpots, a broom and a bicycle on the stairwell as the woman tried to carry possessions downstairs. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Berea woman blocks upstairs neighbor from moving out, then gives musical sendoff," 24 Oct. 2019 At lunchtime on Monday, another 300 people blocked Berlin's central Potsdamer Platz, placing couches, tables, chairs and flowerpots on the road. Fox News, "Climate protests in Europe result in more than 250 arrests, criticism from German official," 7 Oct. 2019 Help reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home by emptying standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires and birdbaths on a regular basis. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville officials advise caution with mosquitoes after West Nile virus death," 17 Oct. 2019

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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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29 Jan 2020

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“Flowerpot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowerpot. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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flowerpot

noun
How to pronounce flowerpot (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of flowerpot

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

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