- a small glazed pot used by apothecaries for medicines, confections, or the like.
Origin of gallipot1
- a type of turpentine exuded on the stems of certain species of pine.
Origin of galipot
1785–95; < French galipot, galipo, perhaps < Old French garipot a species of pine tree
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Examples from the Web for gallipot
Let it boil for five minutes, and turn it into a gallipot to cool.Handbook of Embroidery
Patrick's bird's water freezes in the gallipot, and my hands in bed.The Journal to Stella
Duffham came out of his house, a gallipot of ointment in his hand.Johnny Ludlow. First Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
It came in a vast, thick mug, like a gallipot with a handle.
Doctor Gallipot placing his Fortune at the feet of his Mistress.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. Second Volume
- a small earthenware pot used by pharmacists as a container for ointments, etc
C16: probably from galley + pot 1; so called because imported in galleys
- a variant spelling of galipot
- a resin obtained from several species of pine, esp from the S European Pinus pinaster
C18: from French, of unknown origin
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