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1A tar-coated, leather beer mug.
2English Regional South-Western English regional (south-western). = black pudding.
3A kind of coarse Danish earthenware which is exposed to dense smoke in the kiln as a substitute for glazing; a dish made from this.
Late 16th century. From black + pot.
black pot/ˈblak pɒt/
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