a container in which to grow and display plants.

Origin of flowerpot

First recorded in 1590–1600; flower + pot1
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Related Words for flowerpot

pot, vase

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a pot in which plants are grown
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Word Origin and History for flowerpot

1590s, from flower (n.) + pot (n.1).

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