Pronunciation: (ûrn), [key]
1. a large or decorative vase, esp. one with an ornamental foot or pedestal.
2. a vase for holding the ashes of the cremated dead.
3. a large metal container with a spigot, used for making or serving tea or coffee in quantity.
4. Bot.the spore-bearing part of the capsule of a moss, between lid and seta.
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