Definition of monteith in English:
1 historical A large ornamental punchbowl with a scalloped rim, usually made of silver.
- While the Fitzwilliam is returning the monteith to an heir of the original owner, the British Museum is by law not allowed to return the dish.
- It was customary to donate silver to the college in these circumstances, and his unnecessarily extravagant gift was a monteith weighing no less than 46 oz 10 dwt.
- The silver-gilt monteith bowl was made for the firm of Wakely and Wheeler in 1903.
Late 17th century: from the Scottish surname Monteith.
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