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cuspidor (n.)

"spittoon," 1779, a colonial word, from Portuguese cuspidor "spittoon," from cuspir "to spit," from Latin conspuere "spit on," from assimilated form of com-, here perhaps an intensive prefix (see com-), + spuere "to spit" (see spew (v.)).

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Definitions of cuspidor

cuspidor (n.)
a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place);
Synonyms: spittoon
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