[ poh-teesh; French paw-teesh ]
/ poʊˈtiʃ; French pɔˈtiʃ /

noun, plural po·tich·es [poh-tee-shiz; French paw-teesh] /poʊˈti ʃɪz; French pɔˈtiʃ/.

a vase or jar, as of porcelain, with a rounded or polygonal body narrowing at the top.

Origin of potiche

1890–95; < French; akin to pot1
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British Dictionary definitions for potiche


/ (pɒˈtiːʃ) /

noun plural -tiches (-ˈtiːʃɪz, -ˈtiːʃ)

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

Word Origin for potiche

French, from pot pot; compare pottage
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