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 Several clever innovations elevate this above-average watering can. Kathy Passero, al, "Gardening tools for all levels: 9 essential items for budding gardeners," 15 May 2020 Bloem Easy Pour Watering Can Every garden needs a good watering can. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, "How to Start a Vegetable Garden at Home, Just in Time for Earth Day," 21 Apr. 2020 These attractive half-gallon watering cans have a simple, modern design and come in white, green or red. Popular Science, "Keep your indoor plants alive with these essential watering tools," 17 Jan. 2020 The boot kicks a watering can, which startles a digital cat, yada, yada, yada, until, finally, a banner falls. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Queens Museum Brings Rube Goldberg Machine to Life," 8 Oct. 2019 The new game pieces will take the form of items regularly found in their signature programming, including a dog, a pair of ice skates, an ice cream cone, a watering can, an engagement ring and a Christmas tree. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "A Hallmark Channel Edition of Monopoly Exists — and It's as Perfectly Sappy as You'd Hope," 24 Oct. 2019 Use a watering can, not the sink; too much water can cause the root to rot. Ap Mcclatchy, The Mercury News, "How to grow your own fruits and vegetables — from food scraps," 10 July 2019 Light and frequent waterings can produce a shallow root system. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Leaving seed pods on canna plants isn’t necessary," 7 June 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

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First Known Use of watering can

1685, in the meaning defined above

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28 May 2020

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“Watering can.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watering%20can. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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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