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food vessel

noun Archaeology.
  1. an early Bronze Age grave vessel, 1600–1300 b.c., found in Ireland and northern Britain and intended for the use of the deceased in the afterlife.
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Origin of food vessel

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • The Irish food-vessel is derived directly from the round-bottomed vessel of Neolithic times.

    The Bronze Age in Ireland

    George Coffey

  • In Ireland the pottery of the Bronze Age is principally represented by the type of vessel known as a food-vessel.