Etymology
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pottle (n.)

"a vessel; a half-gallon measure" (however the gallon was defined), early 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), potel, from Old French potel "a little pot," diminutive of pot (see pot (n.1)) and from Medieval Latin potellus.

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Definitions of pottle

pottle (n.)
a pot that holds 2 quarts;
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