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monkeypot

or monkey pot

[muhng-kee-pot] /ˈmʌŋ kiˌpɒt/
noun
1.
the woody, operculate seed vessel of any of certain large South American trees of the genus Lecythis.
2.
the tree itself.
3.
a cylindrical or barrel-shaped vessel used for cooling water.
Origin of monkeypot
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; monkey + pot1
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British Dictionary definitions for monkeypot

monkeypot

/ˈmʌŋkɪˌpɒt/
noun
1.
any of various tropical trees of the genus Lecythis: family Lecythidaceae
2.
the large urn-shaped pod of any of these trees, formerly used to catch monkeys by baiting it with sugar
3.
a melting pot used in making flint glass
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