gallipot

gallipot

/ˈɡalɪpɒt/
noun
historical
A small pot made from glazed earthenware or metal, used by pharmacists to hold medicines or ointments.

Origin
Late Middle English: probably from galley + pot (because gallipots were brought from the Mediterranean in galleys).

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The drugs stored in gallipots, old and new, are prescribed through apothecaries “just for you”.

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