Meaning of watering pot in English:

watering pot

Pronunciation /ˈwɔːt(ə)rɪŋ ˌpɒt/


  • 1A portable container used for watering plants, typically made of metal or (more recently) plastic, with a spout ending in a perforated nozzle or rose to sprinkle the water.

  • 2Also "watering-pot shell". Any of several burrowing marine bivalve molluscs constituting the family Clavagellidae, which live inside an unusual ‘shell’ secreted by the mollusc and consisting of a calcareous tube encrusted with sand grains, terminating in an expanded perforated plate.

    Some genera are sometimes placed in a separate family Penicillidae.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Discharge Stephen Brown. From watering + pot.