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1. A pot or drinking vessel with a capacity of 2.0 quarts (1.9 liters).
2. The liquid contained in this type of pot or drinking vessel.
3. An old English liquid measure equal to 2.0 quarts (1.9 liters).

[Middle English potel, from Old French, from pot, pot; see potiche.]


1. (Units) archaic a liquid measure equal to half a gallon
2. (Cookery) NZ a plastic or cardboard container for foods such as yoghurt, fruit salad, or cottage cheese
[C14: potel, from Old French: a small pot1]
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Noun1.pottle - a pot that holds 2 quarts
pot - metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
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He had a paper-bag under each arm and a pottle of strawberries in one hand, and was out of breath.
Potations, pottle deep, again went round; never did beverage excite greater glee, or meet with more rapturous commendation.
They were obliged to join him in his "prosnics" or carousals, and to drink "potations pottle deep.
Will you pe take de odder pottle, or ave you pe got zober yet and come to your zenzes?