1 archaic A 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.
2 archaic A small conical punnet for strawberries or other fruit.
- In this case, Herbert is carrying a pottle of strawberries, so the basket reference is probably the correct one.
- When you purchase a pottle take care, disreputable vendors often stuff the bottom with paper or overripe berries.
2.1NZ A small plastic or cardboard food container: a pottle of apricot yogurt
More example sentences
- Once I move a little way away from the fresh produce, however, and into the cans, bottles, pottles, plastics, and packets, ‘buying local’ becomes much more difficult.
- As I dry the last of the ex-takeaway plastic pottles, I'm entranced by the effort required to eat without hands.
- Possibly earlier if an additional 6.3 million pottles of yoghurt are eaten for breakfast.
Words that rhyme with pottleaxolotl, bottle, dottle, glottal, mottle, throttle, wattle
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