vase


vase

noun

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

noun

  1. a vessel used as an ornament or for holding cut flowers
n.

late 14c., from Middle French vase, from Latin vas “container, vessel.” American English preserves the original English pronunciation (Swift rhymes it with face, Byron with place and grace), while British English shifted mid-19c. to preference for a pronunciation that rhymes with bras.

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