potsherd

[ pot-shurd ]
/ ˈpɒtˌʃɜrd /

noun

a broken pottery fragment, especially one of archaeological value.

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Origin of potsherd

1275–1325; Middle English; equivalent to potpot1 + sherd, variant of shard
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potsherd

potshard (ˈpɒtˌʃɑːd)

/ (ˈpɒtˌʃɜːd) /

noun

a broken fragment of pottery

Word Origin for potsherd

C14: from pot 1 + schoord piece of broken crockery; see shard
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