Ew"er (?), n. [OF. ewer, euwier, prop. a water carrier, F. 'evier a washing place, sink, aiguiere ewer, L. aquarius, adj., water carrying, n., a water carrier, fr. aqua water; akin to Goth. ahwa water, river, OHG, aha, G. au, aue, meadow. 219. Cf. Aquarium, Aquatic, Island.]
A kind of widemouthed pitcher or jug; esp., one used to hold water for the toilet.
Basins and ewers to lave her dainty hands.
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