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gallipot1

[gal-uh-pot]
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noun
  1. a small glazed pot used by apothecaries for medicines, confections, or the like.
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Origin of gallipot1

First recorded in 1425–75, gallipot is from the late Middle English word galy pott. See galley, pot1

gallipot2

[gal-uh-pot]
noun
  1. galipot.
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galipot

or gal·li·pot

[gal-uh-pot]
noun
  1. a type of turpentine exuded on the stems of certain species of pine.
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Origin of galipot

1785–95; < French galipot, galipo, perhaps < Old French garipot a species of pine tree
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Examples from the Web for gallipot

Historical Examples

  • Let it boil for five minutes, and turn it into a gallipot to cool.

    Handbook of Embroidery

    L. Higgin

  • Patrick's bird's water freezes in the gallipot, and my hands in bed.

    The Journal to Stella

    Jonathan Swift

  • Duffham came out of his house, a gallipot of ointment in his hand.

  • It came in a vast, thick mug, like a gallipot with a handle.

  • Doctor Gallipot placing his Fortune at the feet of his Mistress.


British Dictionary definitions for gallipot

gallipot1

noun
  1. a small earthenware pot used by pharmacists as a container for ointments, etc
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Word Origin

C16: probably from galley + pot 1; so called because imported in galleys

gallipot2

noun
  1. a variant spelling of galipot
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galipot

gallipot

noun
  1. a resin obtained from several species of pine, esp from the S European Pinus pinaster
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Word Origin

C18: from French, of unknown origin
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