oi·noch·o·e or oe·noch·o·e (oi-nŏkō-ē′)
n. pl. oi·noch·o·es also oi·noch·o·ai (-ō-ī′) or oe·noch·o·es also oe·noch·o·ai (-ō-ī′)
A pitcher with a single handle used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for pouring wine.
[Greek oinokhoē : oinos, wine + khoē, a pouring out; see gheu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
(click for a larger image)oinochoe
c. 640-630 bc Greek oinochoe
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