vase

[ veys, veyz, vahz ]
/ veɪs, veɪz, vɑz /

noun

a vessel, as of glass, porcelain, earthenware, or metal, usually higher than it is wide, used chiefly to hold cut flowers or for decoration.

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Origin of vase

1555–65; < French < Latin vās vessel

Related forms

vase·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vase

vase

/ (vɑːz) /

noun

a vessel used as an ornament or for holding cut flowers

Word Origin for vase

C17: via French from Latin vās vessel
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