Monkey-pot
Monkey-pot Mon"key-pot`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The fruit of two South American trees ({Lecythis Ollaria}, and {Lecythis Zabucajo}), which have for their fruit large, pot-shaped, woody capsules containing delicious nuts, and opening almost explosively by a circular lid at the top. Vases and pots are made of this capsule. [1913 Webster]

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  • monkey pot — noun 1. a. : a large woody urn shaped operculate fruit characteristic of the sapucaias and various closely related trees (as the manbarklaks) b. : sapucaia; also : manbarklak 2. : a pot used in glassmaking; …   Useful english dictionary

  • monkey-pot — žirninis šalmis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šalminių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, medieninis augalas (Lecythis pisonis), vedantis valgomus riešutus. Paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lecythis pisonis; Lecythis usitata angl …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • monkey pot — ▪ plant  any shrub or tree of the genus Lecythis, of the family Lecythidaceae, particularly L. ollaria of Brazil and L. zabucajo of northeastern South America. The name is also applied to the woody fruit of these plants, so called because it is… …   Universalium

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  • Pot — Pot, n. [Akin to LG. pott, D. pot, Dan. potte, Sw. potta, Icel. pottr, F. pot; of unknown origin.] 1. A metallic or earthen vessel, appropriated to any of a great variety of uses, as for boiling meat or vegetables, for holding liquids, for plants …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Pot companion — Pot Pot, n. [Akin to LG. pott, D. pot, Dan. potte, Sw. potta, Icel. pottr, F. pot; of unknown origin.] 1. A metallic or earthen vessel, appropriated to any of a great variety of uses, as for boiling meat or vegetables, for holding liquids, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pot hanger — Pot Pot, n. [Akin to LG. pott, D. pot, Dan. potte, Sw. potta, Icel. pottr, F. pot; of unknown origin.] 1. A metallic or earthen vessel, appropriated to any of a great variety of uses, as for boiling meat or vegetables, for holding liquids, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pot helmet — Pot Pot, n. [Akin to LG. pott, D. pot, Dan. potte, Sw. potta, Icel. pottr, F. pot; of unknown origin.] 1. A metallic or earthen vessel, appropriated to any of a great variety of uses, as for boiling meat or vegetables, for holding liquids, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pot herb — Pot Pot, n. [Akin to LG. pott, D. pot, Dan. potte, Sw. potta, Icel. pottr, F. pot; of unknown origin.] 1. A metallic or earthen vessel, appropriated to any of a great variety of uses, as for boiling meat or vegetables, for holding liquids, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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