urceole

noun
ur·​ce·​ole | \ ˈərsēˌōl\
plural -s

Definition of urceole

: 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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History and Etymology for urceole

Latin urceolus little pitcher, diminutive of urceus jar, pitcher

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