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or mon·key pot

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  1. the woody, operculate seed vessel of any of certain large South American trees of the genus Lecythis.
  2. the tree itself.
  3. a cylindrical or barrel-shaped vessel used for cooling water.
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Origin of monkeypot

First recorded in 1840–50; monkey + pot1
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British Dictionary definitions for monkeypot


  1. any of various tropical trees of the genus Lecythis: family Lecythidaceae
  2. the large urn-shaped pod of any of these trees, formerly used to catch monkeys by baiting it with sugar
  3. a melting pot used in making flint glass
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