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

  • noun A vessel, usually having a long spout with a perforated nozzle, used to water plants.

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  • noun A utensil for watering plants, consisting of a container with a handle and long spout, the spout sometimes being fitted with a perforated nozzle.

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  • noun a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle; used to sprinkle water over plants


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  • Some of the visuals are of Renoir's Girl With Watering Can.

    The term first appeared in 1682, in the diary of Lord Timothy George of Cornwall (Wikipedia).


    December 7, 2011