keeve

noun
variants: or kieve \ ˈkēv \
plural -s

Definition of keeve

1 : a tub or vat especially for liquids (as a bleaching kier or dolly tub)
2 British : a rock basin hollowed out by water

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History and Etymology for keeve

Middle English kive, keve, from Old English cȳf, probably borrowed in prehistoric times from (assumed) Vulgar Latin cupia, from Latin cupa tub, vat

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“Keeve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keeve. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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