Definition of cachepot in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkaʃpəʊ//ˈkaʃpɒt/


  • An ornamental holder for a flowerpot.

    • ‘If just a lone orchid sitting in the window isn't decorative enough for you, put the pot in a pretty cachepot or jardiniere to add visual interest.’
    • ‘Available exclusively to the readers of the magazine, these three ready-to-hang prints feature primroses showcased in porcelain cachepots.’
    • ‘You can use a nice container with no drainage hole (often called a cachepot) or a pot with a drainage hole and saucer.’
    • ‘But if you don't drill drain holes in the bottoms of these containers, you could use the cauldron and buckets as cachepots (French for ‘hide pot’) to hold plants already potted in well-draining containers.’
    • ‘Maybe add some oversized objects - porcelain bowls or cachepots can be interspersed with books.’
    • ‘Hand-thrown cachepots and the arrangement's showpiece, a square wreath, also carry out the pear-green scheme.’
    • ‘The addition of a mercury glass ball set on a cachepot, a green tree ornament, tall candlesticks with green pillars, berries tucked around the shells, and pussy willow branches in a glass vase gives the display a more festive look.’


Late 19th century: from French cache-pot, from cacher ‘to hide’ + pot ‘pot’.