Pitcher

[pich-er]
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British Dictionary definitions for molly pitcher

pitcher

1
noun
  1. a large jug, usually rounded with a narrow neck and often of earthenware, used mainly for holding water
  2. botany any of the urn-shaped leaves of the pitcher plant

Word Origin for pitcher

C13: from Old French pichier, from Medieval Latin picārium, variant of bicārium beaker

pitcher

2
noun
  1. baseball the player on the fielding team who pitches the ball to the batter
  2. a granite stone or sett used in paving
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Word Origin and History for molly pitcher

pitcher

n.1

"earthen jug," c.1200, from Old French pichier (12c.), altered from bichier, from Medieval Latin bicarium, probably from Greek bikos "earthen vessel" (see beaker). Pitcher-plant is recorded from 1819; so called for its resemblance.

pitcher

n.2

"one who pitches," 1722, agent noun from pitch (v.1). Originally of one tossing hay into a wagon, etc.; baseball sense first recorded 1845.

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Idioms and Phrases with molly pitcher

pitcher

see little pitchers have big ears.

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