- a container for water, typically of metal or plastic and having a spout with a perforated nozzle, for watering or sprinkling plants, flowers, etc.
Origin of watering can
First recorded in 1685–95
Also called watering pot, sprinkling can.
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- another name (US) for watering can
- a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle used to sprinkle water over plants
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