potiche

[ poh-teesh; French paw-teesh ]

noun,plural po·tich·es [poh-tee-shiz; French paw-teesh]. /poʊˈti ʃɪz; French pɔˈtiʃ/.
  1. a vase or jar, as of porcelain, with a rounded or polygonal body narrowing at the top.

Origin of potiche

1
1890–95; <French; akin to pot1

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British Dictionary definitions for potiche

potiche

/ (pɒˈtiːʃ) /


nounplural -tiches (-ˈtiːʃɪz, -ˈtiːʃ)
  1. a tall vase or jar, as of porcelain, with a round or polygonal body that narrows towards the neck and a detached lid or cover

Origin of potiche

1
French, from pot pot; compare pottage

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