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[proh-koh-os, prok-oh-] /ˈproʊ koʊˌɒs, ˈprɒk oʊ-/
noun, plural prochooi
[proh-koh-oi, prok-oh-] /ˈproʊ koʊˌɔɪ, ˈprɒk oʊ-/ (Show IPA).
Greek and Roman Antiquity.
an elongated form of the oinochoe.
Origin of prochoos
1840-50; < Greek próchoos, próchous, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + choós, choûs pitcher, akin to cheîn to pour. See oinochoe Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The prochoos (Figs. 178 and 179) was also a jug, either with or without a handle, for either water or wine.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young

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