flowerpot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flowerpot a container in which plants are cultivated
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flowerpot A vessel, commonly or earthenware, for earth in which plants are grown.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flowerpot 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.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Then she slipped down among the flowerpots on the other side of the tubs and stood, hanging her head.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
The messengers pried into every flowerpot that they could find, but to no purpose.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
But you cannot plant an oak in a flowerpot; she must have earth for her root, and heaven for her branches.
"The Commonwealth of Oceana" by James Harrington
The cottage was in darkness and the door locked; but after a moment's hesitation, he took the key from under the flowerpot and went in.
"Jonah" by Louis Stone
Listen, Mahatma; we have a big forest of flowerpot trees up on a plateau above us.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
The term now includes small, tablelike structures for holding flowerpots, vases, etc.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
A flowerpot is a necessary article of furniture without which no room is complete.
"A College Girl" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He was wretchedly clad, and appeared to be selling some rudely-made, but curious contrivances of notched sticks, intended to contain flowerpots.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
Miss Francis turned silently back to her flowerpot as though she'd forgotten us.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Arrange your flowerpots in it and fill between them with sawdust.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
***

In poetry:

The pansies on your window-sill
In terra cotta flowerpot,
Like royal gold and purple frill
Upon the stony casement wrought,
Adorned your tasteful domicile
And claimed your time and care and thought.
"Supplicating" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Media / News Sometimes a Sophoclean melodrama is just a flowerpot.
The McLennan County Master Gardeners have a collection bin set up for the public to recycle plastic and clay flowerpots in the parking lot on the south side of the McLennan County AgriLife Extension office, 420 N Sixth St.
Media / News Sometimes a Sophoclean melodrama is just a flowerpot .
Make a fruity flowerpot ( Amanda Formaro photo / May 11, 2012 ).
A flowerpot holder and other iron decorative items were reported stolen Sunday from the carport of a Rivermont Road home.
Others thought it looked like a flowerpot.
30-2 Tue-Fri, dinner 5-8 Tue-Sat AE, D, MC, V. The tagine is a basic yet elegant Moroccan cooking vessel consisting of a cylindrical clay base, like a cazuela or a flowerpot base, topped by a unique clay cone fashioned with a handle on top.
The two flowerpots that flank Francene's bungalow porch are inviting, domestic, a Midwestern approach of keeping up a put-together fa├žade.
Here's a fun way to make the most of that situation: a flowerpot tower.
Man flush with victory as court OKs use of toilet as yard flowerpot.
***