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

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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," 22 June 2018 The righthander stayed in the game and drank some water, and a bat boy cleaned the mess with a watering can. Matt Breen, Philly.com, "After vomit delay on mound, Phillies hold on to win," 17 June 2018 Uneven watering can cause a sudden growth spurt that will make the developing head split. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Cabbage Is One Of The Easiest Vegetables To Grow In Your Garden," 24 May 2017 Try growing some of these herbs indoors as well: Set the container onto a drip tray and then carefully water the seeds in with a gentle shower from a watering can. Willi Evans Galloway, Good Housekeeping, "Microgreens—The Salad You Can Grow Inside Any Time Of The Year," 9 Nov. 2017 Each tree has its own irricade, a traffic blockade that has been modified into a watering can, which supplies each tree with 125 gallons of water every 12 hours. Leslie Nemo, Curbed, "In Santa Barbara, severe drought is forcing residents to rethink landscape tradition," 30 Mar. 2018 About once a month, through this semi-dormant season of autumn to late winter, add house plant fertilizer to the watering can at half strength. Nancy Brachey, charlotteobserver, "Move house plants indoors now to avoid autumn chill | Charlotte Observer," 25 Oct. 2017 For the best growth and flower production, fertilize these plants twice a month using water-soluble fertilizers applied with a watering can or hose-end sprayer. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunia is the latest Louisiana Super Plants for fall 2017," 30 Sep. 2017

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1685, in the meaning defined above

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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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