purdonium

noun

a type of coal scuttle having a slanted cover that is raised to open it, and an inner removable metal container for the coal

Nearby words

  1. purchase tax,
  2. purchaser,
  3. purchasing agent,
  4. purchasing power,
  5. purdah,
  6. purdy,
  7. pure,
  8. pure absence,
  9. pure and simple,
  10. pure as the driven snow

Word Origin for purdonium

C19: named after its inventor, a Mr Purdon

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