Etymology
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ewer (n.)

"water pitcher with a wide spout," early 14c., from Anglo-French *ewiere, Old French eviere "water pitcher," parallel form of aiguiere (Modern French aiguière), from fem. of Latin aquarius "of or for water," as a noun, "water-carrier" (see aquarium).

updated on September 20, 2014

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Definitions of ewer from WordNet

ewer (n.)
an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring;
Synonyms: pitcher
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