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 Apply the cleaning solution as directed on packaging, or with a sponge and bucket, handheld sprayer, or watering can designated for cleaning solution, depending on the size of the area. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 June 2022 Supplement rainfall when needed by watering tomatoes with a soaker hose or a watering can. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 July 2022 On the other hand, occasional over watering can be just as problematic, especially when combined with a spate of under watering. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 1 July 2022 Use a watering can or steady drip hose to give them the proper amount. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 29 June 2022 Conversely, too frequent or very light watering can lead to fungus growth and a shallow root system that can’t support the grass. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2022 Pretty gardening gloves, new tools, or a trendy watering can are all thoughtful gifts to accompany Mom's new flowers. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 May 2022 Mom will be over the moon with a colorful ceramic watering can. Brittney Morgan And Medgina Saint-elien, House Beautiful, 20 Apr. 2022 Using a watering can gets old fast, so a sunny spot that can be reached with a hose is best. Susan Brownstein, cleveland, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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5 Aug 2022

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“Watering can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watering%20can. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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