plural seaux
: a pottery pail that forms a part of the typical 18th century dinner service

Word History


French, pail, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin sitellus, alteration of Latin sitella, a kind of urn, diminutive of situla bucket, pail, voting urn

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“Seau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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