[ 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.
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Origin of potiche
1890–95; <French; akin to pot1
Words nearby potiche
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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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