One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large shallow earthenware bowl or vessel, wider at the top than at the bottom, used especially to stand milk in to let the cream separate.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of pankin, after puncheon.
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