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A large basin with a notched rim on which cups or glasses can be hung, typically used as a punch bowl.
[Possibly after Monteith (Monteigh), an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.]
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(Ceramics) a large ornamental bowl, usually of silver, for cooling wineglasses, which are suspended from the notched rim
[C17: said to be from the name of a Scot who wore a cloak with a scalloped edge]
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