Webster 1913 Edition
One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically
(Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman.
A sort of crowbar for digging.
pehhāri; prob. of the same origin as E.
A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle.
A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants.
American pitcher plants,
the species of Sarracenia. See–
Australian pitcher plant,
Cephalotus follicularis, a low saxifragaceous herb having two kinds of radical leaves, some oblanceolate and entire, others transformed into little ovoid pitchers, longitudinally triple-winged and ciliated, the mouth covered with a lid shaped like a cockleshell.
California pitcher plant,
Darlingtonia California. See
any plant with the whole or a part of the leaves transformed into pitchers or cuplike organs, especially the species of
Webster 1828 Edition
1.An earthen vessel with a spout for pouring out liquors. This is its present signification. It seems formerly to have signified a water pot, jug or jar with ears.
2.An instrument for piercing the ground.