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 Check the soil for dryness before using the watering can. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, 11 Mar. 2024 How much water depends on a variety of factors, including temperatures at time of planting, soil and watering systems, but Sparks said something like half of a 2-gallon watering can at each watering time could be sufficient. Alex Groves, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2024 The first is that under watering can scorch or burn the leaves. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 19 Feb. 2024 This treehouse comes with eight figurines and lots of accessories, including a wheelbarrow, watering can, skateboard, and cookware. Maya Polton, Parents, 23 Mar. 2024 The insecticide is mixed with water in a watering can or bucket. Chris McKeown, The Enquirer, 16 Mar. 2024 Overhead watering can cause diseases like cercospora leaf spot, a fungus, to form on the leaves. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, 22 Mar. 2024 The 12-piece set includes a watering can, shovels, rakes, gardening gloves, and more. Maya Polton, Parents, 18 Mar. 2024 This colorful gardening set comes with a sturdy canvas tote that stands up on its own and holds a watering can, gloves, rake, shovel, and pitchfork. Laura Lu, Parents, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1685, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of watering can was in 1685

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“Watering can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watering%20can. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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