ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: gallipot

gallipot  or galipot (gl-pt), noun.

1.  A small glazed earthenware jar such as ones formerly used by druggists to store medicines.
2. (archaic) A druggist.
3.  Crude turpentine from a wild pine tree.

Etymology:  16th century.  Dictionaries suggest it's from galley + pot, as such pots were often transported in galleys.

I found a recipe in an 1879 cookbook where a pudding was steamed in a gallipot.
Tags: g, middle english, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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