watering can


Definition of watering can

: a vessel usually with a spout used to sprinkle or pour water especially on plants

called also watering pot

Examples of watering can in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Design Milk magazine lamented that finding a contemporary version of a watering can or bird feeder can be tough. oregonlive, 4 May 2021 Carter also selected an assortment of faux plants for those who want the look without having to pick up a watering can. Charli Penn, Essence, 27 Apr. 2021 Water low by keeping the watering can at the base of the plant or using a soaker hose to keep the leaves from getting wet or soil from splashing up onto the leaves, which can cause fungal damage. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 19 Apr. 2021 An inexpensive watering can with a sleek design, solid reach and good balance. Angela Watson, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2021 The biggest problem Clay sees with the plant is overwatering, so use a light hand with the hose or watering can. Mackenzie Nichols, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Mar. 2021 Users drop the self-dissolving tablet into a cup of water or small watering can, and pour it into the plant. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Nov. 2020 Dior peddles a $3,600 garden tote with eight exterior pockets, while Fendi markets a $4,800 watering can encased in fabric. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2020 The Bloem watering can is a ubiquitous choice found in nurseries and home improvement centers alike. Popular Science, 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of watering can

1685, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of watering can was in 1685

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13 May 2021

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“Watering can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watering%20can. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of watering can

: a container that is used to pour water on plants

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