Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pot in which plants are grown.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A container in which plants are grown.

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

  • noun a container in which plants are cultivated

Etymologies

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From flower +‎ pot.

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.

    Mandolin Cafe News

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

    Mandolin Cafe News

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

    Mandolin Cafe News

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

    A Light at Winter’s End

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

    Kill the Irishman

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Also bakes excellent bread. :)

    May 4, 2007

  • Also a goofy style of hat.

    November 14, 2007