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cullet

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noun cul·let \ˈkə-lət\

Definition of cullet

  1. :  broken or refuse glass usually added to new material to facilitate melting in making glass



Origin of cullet

perhaps from French cueillette act of gathering, from Latin collecta, from feminine of collectus, past participle of colligere


First Known Use: 1817

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