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pot1 British & World English

A rounded or cylindrical container, typically of metal, used for cooking

pot3 British & World English

A shot aimed at someone or something; a potshot

pot4 British & World English

Short for potentiometer222.

pot English Thesaurus

from below came the rattling of pots in the kitchen

marigold British & World English

A plant of the daisy family with yellow, orange, or copper-brown flowers, cultivated as an ornamental

the pot in pot1 British & World English

The total sum of the bets made on a round in poker, brag, etc.

Pol Pot British & World English

(Circa 1925–98), Cambodian communist leader of the Khmer Rouge, Prime Minister 1976-9; born Saloth Sar. During his regime the Khmer Rouge embarked on a brutal reconstruction programme in which many millions of Cambodians were killed. Overthrown in 1979, Pol Pot led the Khmer Rouge in a guerrilla war against the new Vietnamese-backed government until his official retirement in 1985

pot pie British & World English

A savoury pie baked in a deep dish, typically with a top crust only

Pol Pot New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(c.1925–98), Cambodian leader of the Khmer Rouge, prime minister 1976–9

coal pot British & World English

A cooking device consisting of an iron grid over a raised iron bowl that holds burning charcoal

crab pot British & World English

A wicker trap for crabs

glue pot British & World English

A pot with an outer container holding water, used to heat glue that sets when it cools

pint pot British & World English

A beer glass or mug that holds a pint, especially one made of pewter

pot belly British & World English

A large, protruding, rotund stomach

pot-bound British & World English

(Of a plant) having roots which fill the flowerpot, leaving no room for them to expand

pot-herb British & World English

Any herb grown for culinary use

pot-hook British & World English

A hook used for hanging a pot over a hearth or for lifting a hot pot

pot-house British & World English

A small tavern

pot luck British & World English

A situation in which one must take a chance that whatever is available will prove to be good or acceptable

pot plant British & World English

A plant grown or suitable for growing in a flowerpot, especially indoors

pot roast British & World English

A piece of meat cooked slowly in a covered dish

pot still British & World English

A still to which heat is applied directly and not by means of a steam jacket

quart pot British & World English

A tin container used for boiling water over an open fire

pot roast New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

chamber pot British & World English

A bowl kept in a bedroom and used as a toilet at night

chimney pot British & World English

An earthenware or metal pipe at the top of a chimney, narrowing the aperture and increasing the updraught

coffee pot British & World English

A tall covered pot with a spout, in which coffee is made or served

lobster pot British & World English

A basket-like trap in which lobsters are caught

melting pot British & World English

A pot in which metals or other materials are melted and mixed

pension pot British & World English

The total fund of money that constitutes the basis of someone’s retirement pension

pepper pot British & World English

A container with a perforated top for sprinkling pepper

go to pot British & World English

Deteriorate through neglect

pot cheese British & World English

A coarse type of cottage cheese

pot holder British & World English

A piece of quilted or thick fabric for handling hot dishes and pans

pot liquor British & World English

Liquor in which meat, fish, or vegetables have been boiled; stock

pot-valiant British & World English

Courageous as a result of drinking alcohol

poverty pot British & World English

A container in which a prospector collects tiny fragments of gold or precious stones

smudge pot British & World English

A container for a smudge (see smudge)

pot-pourri English Thesaurus

this book is a pot-pourri of curious animal stories

pot-au-feu British & World English

A French soup of meat, typically boiled beef, and vegetables cooked in a large pot

pot-au-feu New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

French soup of meat and vegetables

pot of gold British & World English

A large but distant or imaginary reward


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