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POT, noun

1. A vessel more deep than broad, made of earth, or iron or other metal, used for several domestic purposes; as an iron pot for boiling meat or vegetables; a pot for holding liquors; a cup, as a pot of ale; an earthen pot for plants, called a flower pot etc.

2. A sort of paper of small sized sheets.

To go to pot to be destroyed, ruined, wasted or expended. [A low phrase.]

POT, verb transitive To preserve seasoned in pots; as potted fowl and fish.

1. To inclose or cover in pots of earth.

2. To put in casks for draining; as, to pot sugar, by taking it from the cooler and placing it in hogsheads with perforated heads, from which the molasses percolates through the spongy stalk of a plantain leaf.