noun ur·ce·ole \ˈərsēˌōl\

Definition of urceole



  1. :  a vessel for water for washing the hands (as after consecration of the Host in Roman Catholic mass); also :  one to hold wine or water :  cruet

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Origin and Etymology of urceole

Latin urceolus little pitcher, diminutive of urceus jar, pitcher

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a brief usually trivial fact

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