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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Watch·es n. pl. Bot. The leaves of Saracenia flava.  See Trumpets.

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the periods into which the time between sunset and sunrise was
    divided. They are so called because watchmen relieved each other
    at each of these periods. There are frequent references in
    Scripture to the duties of watchmen who were appointed to give
    notice of the approach of an enemy (2 Sam. 18:24-27; 2 Kings
    9:17-20; Isa. 21:5-9). They were sometimes placed for this
    purpose on watch-towers (2 Kings 17:9; 18:8). Ministers or
    teachers are also spoken of under this title (Jer. 6:17; Ezek.
    33:2-9; Heb. 13:17).
      The watches of the night were originally three in number, (1)
    "the beginning of the watches" (Lam. 2:19); (2) "the middle
    watch" (Judg. 7:19); and (3) "the morning watch" (Ex. 14:24; 1
    Sam. 11:11), which extended from two o'clock to sunrise. But in
    the New Testament we read of four watches, a division probably
    introduced by the Romans (Matt. 14:25; Mark 6:48; Luke 12:38).
    (See DAY.)