Definition of gallipot in English:

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gallipot

Pronunciation: /ˈɡalɪpɒt/

noun

historical
A small pot made from glazed earthenware or metal, used by pharmacists to hold medicines or ointments.
Example sentences
  • When the Japanese factory closed some years later, the shipment of 2161 assorted gallipots was still in the warehouse.
  • Thus far, there have been no ill side-effects, therefore I shall commence blending a half-dozen gallipots of the peppermint cream for the Featherton ladies.
  • Many curios like bronze mirrors, folding screen, four treasures of study, gallipots, porcelain and folding fans are sold here, most of which were commodities of the common people in olden times.

Origin

Late Middle English: probably from galley + pot1 (because gallipots were brought from the Mediterranean in galleys).

Words that rhyme with gallipot

talipot

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: gal¦li|pot

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