Spam may be the most well known, but there are hundreds of “potted meat products” available—Armour has an entire line.
Republican Sen. John Cornyn complained in a tweet that Congress was being treated like “a potted plant.”
Much like her character, Esco frequently quotes influential people and launches into potted history lessons.
Another industry insider is not so kind, “Some artists contribute as much as a potted plant.”
In that chapter, Jennie has a conversation with a potted plant that tries, without success, to talk her out of leaving home.
If potted and treated as advised some time ago, a few of them may now be excited into growth.
"That's very poor comfort," said the potted Plants in the room.
When first potted, give them very little water, and promote growth by means of a bottom heat of 65°.
The flowers were to be potted and put away to keep for spring planting.
She would be a kind of potted rose-tree under his arm, of which he must eventually tire.
of meat, "preserved in a pot," 1640s, past participle adjective from pot (v.). Of a plant, from 1718. In the figurative sense of "put into a short, condensed form," 1866,
"vessel," from late Old English pott and Old French pot "pot, container, mortar" (also in erotic senses), both from a general Low Germanic (cf. Old Frisian pott, Middle Dutch pot) and Romanic word from Vulgar Latin *pottus, of uncertain origin, said by Barnhart and OED to be unconnected to Late Latin potus "drinking cup." Celtic forms are said to be borrowed from English and French.
Slang meaning "large sum of money staked on a bet" is attested from 1823. Pot roast is from 1881; phrase go to pot (16c.) suggests cooking. In phrases, the pot calls the kettle black-arse is from c.1700; shit or get off the pot is traced by Partridge to Canadian armed forces in World War II.
"marijuana," 1938, probably a shortened form of Mexican Spanish potiguaya "marijuana leaves."
"to put in a pot," 1610s, from pot (n.1). Related: Potted; potting. Earlier it meant "to drink from a pot" (1590s).
A potentiometer (1940s+)
To shoot: He potted a woodchuck (1860+)
[all senses fr cooking pot, as something containing a pot-luck mess of food, something sooty and unattractive, something fat-looking, something to be filled by hitting the hunt's prey, etc]