watering can

wa·ter·ing can
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter-ing, wot-er- kan]
    • /ˈwɔ tər ɪŋ, ˈwɒt ər- kæn/
    • /ˈwɔː.tər kæn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter-ing, wot-er- kan]
    • /ˈwɔ tər ɪŋ, ˈwɒt ər- kæn/

Definitions of watering can words

  • noun watering can a container for water, typically of metal or plastic and having a spout with a perforated nozzle, for watering or sprinkling plants, flowers, etc. 1
  • countable noun watering can A watering can is a container with a long spout which is used to water plants. 0
  • noun watering can a container with a handle and a spout with a perforated nozzle used to sprinkle water over plants 0
  • noun watering can A utensil for watering plants, consisting of a container with a handle and long spout, the spout sometimes being fitted with a perforated nozzle. 0

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Origin of watering can

First appearance:

before 1685
One of the 48% oldest English words
First recorded in 1685-95

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Parts of speech for Watering can


watering can popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

watering can usage trend in Literature

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