flowerpot

noun
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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Prevent mosquitoes from breeding by removing stagnant water from areas such as flowerpots, plastic containers, gutters and downspouts, and changing water in birdbaths and pet dishes at least every three days. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus," 27 June 2019 Health officials advise all Hamilton County residents drain all sources of water including buckets, flowerpots, wading pools, birdbaths and pet bowls. Briana Rice, Cincinnati.com, "Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Hamilton County," 17 July 2019 Health officials advise all Hamilton County residents drain all sources of water, including buckets, flowerpots, wading pools, birdbaths and pet bowls. USA TODAY, "Saving whales, Manson murder house: News from around our 50 states," 17 July 2019 Empty standing water from items outside homes, such as flowerpots, buckets and children’s pools. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al.com, "Case of West Nile virus reported in Boaz," 12 July 2019 Suspicious, Chestnut Run: A resident reported May 30 a flowerpot and bird feeder was knocked over on the home’s patio. cleveland.com, "Man falls from motorcycle; taken to hospital: Gates Mills Police Blotter," 5 June 2019 Their home, which somehow manages to feel minimal despite their predilections, is filled with art and maps, books and cameras, boxes of old watches, shelves of sculptures and lots of dice, flowerpots and midcentury modern furniture. Deborah Stoll, SFChronicle.com, "Weekend estate-sale hunting with Trick Dog’s Josh Harris," 5 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of flowerpot

1583, in the meaning defined above

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flowerpot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flowerpot

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

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