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costrel

[kos-truh l, kaw-struh l] /ˈkɒs trəl, ˈkɔ strəl/
noun
1.
a flask made of leather, earthenware, or wood, usually with an ear or ears by which to suspend it, as from the waist.
Origin of costrel
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French costerel, equivalent to costier worn at the side (< Vulgar Latin *costārius; see costa, -ary) + -el diminutive suffix
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costrel

/ˈkɒstrəl/
noun
1.
(obsolete) a flask, usually of earthenware or leather
Word Origin
C14: from Old French costerel, from coste side, rib, from Latin costa
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