Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pot in which plants are grown.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A container in which plants are grown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vessel, commonly or earthenware, for earth in which plants are grown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pot in which flowering plants or shrubs may be grown, generally made of burned clay, unglazed, and tapering a little toward the bottom, which is perforated with one hole or more for drainage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a container in which plants are cultivated

Etymologies

From flower +‎ pot. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A flowerpot is a necessary article of furniture without which no room is complete.

    A College Girl

  • Looks like someone's Gibson copy to me, from the "flowerpot" on the headstock; might be homemade.

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  • When he reached the top, a small bomb, concealed in a flowerpot in front of the door, exploded.

    Kill the Irishman

  • Eugene was struck in the stomach with dozens of concrete nails that had been packed in the flowerpot as shrapnel.

    Kill the Irishman

  • Mason was on his bottom, and Gracie had the flowerpot.

    A Light at Winter’s End

  • Mason had tipped the flowerpot over, and Gracie was putting rocks on top of it.

    A Light at Winter’s End

  • To which we'd add that it also has the time he fought off an attack of killer Android bots in his boardroom, upon which he was helped by someone who we can't actually recognise but seems to be wearing a rainbow flowerpot on his head.

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  • To make a simple aerator so you dont have to spend so much money take a few pieces of a dry red clay flowerpot dropped into your minnow bucket every so often will keep your bait alive and frisky on a long trip.

    Fishing tips

  • SAGAL: No, using a flowerpot as a step to get him over the hurdles.

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  • Mr. Berger said he has sought to help offset a masculine feel of the design by purchasing a 38-foot daisy flowerpot weighing more than 6,000 pounds to sit in the building's rooftop garden.

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