watering can

noun

Definition of watering can

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

called also watering pot

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Take a deep breath, grab your watering can, and get ready to learn. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "How To Keep A Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Alive Without Losing Your Mind," 19 July 2018 Take a deep breath, grab your watering can, and get ready to learn. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "How To Keep A Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Alive Without Losing Your Mind," 19 July 2018 Over-watering can erode the soil and wash away the seeds. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Plant Grass Seed for a New Lawn," 23 Jan. 2019 Take a deep breath, grab your watering can, and get ready to learn. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "How To Keep A Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Alive Without Losing Your Mind," 19 July 2018 Take a deep breath, grab your watering can, and get ready to learn. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "How To Keep A Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Alive Without Losing Your Mind," 19 July 2018 Mix it with water and apply it through your irrigation system or a watering can, or dig it lightly into the soil before planting. Beth Hanson, Good Housekeeping, "Grow Healthier Crops Using These Natural Nitrogen Sources," 24 Aug. 2015 Set the container onto a drip tray and then carefully water the seeds with a gentle shower from a watering can. Willi Evans Galloway, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Microgreens Indoors at Home," 22 Aug. 2018 While Middleton was helping children fill up their watering cans, a young girl ran up to her with a special gift. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kids Couldn't Stop Hugging Kate Middleton at Her First Working Event After Maternity Leave," 2 Oct. 2018

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1685, in the meaning defined above

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watering can

noun

English Language Learners Definition of watering can

: a container that is used to pour water on plants

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