from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pot or drinking vessel with a capacity of 2.0 quarts (1.9 liters).
- n. The liquid contained in this type of pot or drinking vessel.
- n. An old English liquid measure equal to 2.0 quarts (1.9 liters).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a former unit of volume, equivalent to half a gallon, used for liquids and corn
- n. a pot of around this size
- n. a conical receptacle, typically for potato chips or other foodstuffs
- n. a receptacle for strawberries
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A liquid measure of four pints.
- n. A pot or tankard.
- n. A vessel or small basket for holding fruit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A liquid measure of two quarts; the contents of such a measure; hence, a measure of wine or other beverage; any large tankard; a pot.
- n. A dish made by Connecticut fishermen by frying pork in the bottom of a kettle, then adding water, and stewing in the water pieces of fresh fish. Muddle, made by Cape Ann fishermen, is the same dish with the addition of crackers.
- n. A small wicker basket or vessel for holding fruit.
- n. A children's game.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pot that holds 2 quarts
Middle English potel, from Old French, from pot, pot; see potiche.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French potel, diminutive of pot, from popular Latin pot. (Wiktionary)