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    #1

    'Tub of lotion'

    What does the word 'tub' mean in the phrase 'tub of lotion'?

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    Re: 'Tub of lotion'

    It's a container.

    Tub would be used to describe a container larger than a jar but smaller than a bucket.

    Lotions usually don't come in tubs. It's too liquidy.

    Butter, lard and soap might come in tubs. That kind of container is large, round, short and wide, with a large top.

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    Re: 'Tub of lotion'

    There was a time when a bath was an instance of bathing (with no concrete sense). If you wanted to refer to the container you said 'bath-tub'.

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