Definitions

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  • n. A shallow dish used to stand milk while the cream separates, or in which to bake bread.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coarse earthenware pan, used to contain milk and other liquids.

Etymologies

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Origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of pankin.

Examples

  • They lugged out a pancheon, and filled it with more dexterity than usual, and then went off to bed, leaving the knife in one corner, the wood in another, and a few splashes of water in their track.

    The Brownies and Other Tales

  • They set a pancheon of clear water for him over night, and now and then a bowl of bread and milk, or cream.

    The Brownies and Other Tales

  • They set a pancheon of clear water for him over night, and now and then a bowl of bread-and-milk, or cream.

    The Brownies and Other Tales

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