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 The owner’s son pointed out to curators that the man is not holding a prayer book, as written in some texts, but rather cradling a large flowerpot with a single red rose. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Another Long-Lost Jacob Lawrence Painting Resurfaces in Manhattan," 3 Mar. 2021 According to witness accounts, the driver ran and threw items at them, including a flowerpot. oregonlive, "How a deadly Portland hit-and-run rampage unfolded," 7 Feb. 2021 This decorative sterling silver flowerpot will transform your home or garden into a work of art. Harper's Magazine, "Gilded by Reason of Insanity," 24 Nov. 2020 Although Diane’s story changed over time, her primary claim was that two unknown males assaulted her with a flowerpot and killed Cecil. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "In 1953, Cecil Wells was a rich and powerful Alaska businessman. His murder made headlines nationwide.," 30 Aug. 2020 At the bottom of the steps sits a small table, cluttered with hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and a large flowerpot, filled with $5, $10 and $20 bills. Jon Bream, Star Tribune, "Live outdoor house shows have been lifesavers for starving Twin Cities musicians and fans," 24 Aug. 2020 Rather than turning into a fungal flowerpot for the parasitic Ophiocordyceps, a few species live symbiotically with the parasite. Max Levy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Cicadas Are Delightful Weirdos You Should Learn to Love," 3 June 2020 The seeds can be planted in a flowerpot, the backyard garden or anywhere in need of a little natural beauty. Laura Daily And Bryan K. Chavez, The Know, "Cheap and free things to do this month: Free doughnuts and masks, online films and more," 1 May 2020 For voles, plant the bulbs in a plastic flowerpot with bottom cut out. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "What Are Orienpet Lilies and Why You Need Them in You Garden," 23 June 2020

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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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6 Mar 2021

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“Flowerpot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowerpot. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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