Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a vase or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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vase +‎ -like

Examples

  • After touching the glass to the lips the contents could easily be thrown into one of the tall, vaselike cuspidors which stood beside each chair, or, failing in this, it was very easy to dance around the room, apparently in response to the music, and dance out with the glass untouched.

    Madeleine An Autobiography

  • With autumn came a glorious abundance and variety of asters, those beautiful plant stars, together with goldenrods, sunflowers, daisies, and liatris of different species, while around the shady margin of the meadow many ferns in beds and vaselike groups spread their beautiful fronds, especially the osmundas (_O. claytoniana, regalis_, and _cinnamomea_) and the sensitive and ostrich ferns.

    The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

  • Commercial peach production uses an open, vaselike form, but other pruning styles work as well.

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  • The four families of pitcher plants have vaselike pitfalls.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Oblong, lance-shaped pinnatisect bright green fronds rise vaselike from a central trunk and maintain their verticality, making for a distinctively architectural form.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • The American Elm used to be treasured for its beautiful vaselike crown, how well it puts up with stress, and its ability to develop quickly.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Unrestricted, the trunks of the old trees grow so big you can’t wrap your arms halfway around them, and the tops spread and unfold into the open, elegant, vaselike shapes that children draw when they draw trees in kindergarten.

    The Dirty Life

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