Definition of pottle in English:
1A measure for liquids equal to a half gallon.
- The bird was then pounded in a mortar, distilled with a lot of sack - a pottle was half a gallon, or four pints - and the milk.
- In 1639 an English consumer paid one penny for a pottle of milk.
- The recipe in ‘Proper newe’ calls for eight eggs and a pottle of cream.
1.1A pot or container holding this.
Middle English: from Old French potel 'little pot', diminutive of pot.
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