[ mon-teeth ]
/ mɒnˈtiθ /


a large punch bowl, usually of silver, having a notched rim for suspending punch cups.
Also called bonnet glass. a small stemless glass of the 18th century, having a bowl with a compoundly curved profile upon a broad foot.

Origin of monteith

First recorded in 1675–85; said to have been named after Monteigh, a Scotsman who wore a coat or cloak with a notched hem Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (mɒnˈtiːθ) /


a large ornamental bowl, usually of silver, for cooling wineglasses, which are suspended from the notched rim

Word Origin for monteith

C17: said to be from the name of a Scot who wore a cloak with a scalloped edge
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