Florence flask

noun

Flor·​ence flask ˈflȯr-ən(t)s- How to pronounce Florence flask (audio) ˈflär- How to pronounce Florence flask (audio)
: a round usually flat-bottomed laboratory vessel with a long neck

Word History

Etymology

Florence, Italy; from the use of flasks of this shape for certain Italian wines

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Florence flask was in 1744

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“Florence flask.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Florence%20flask. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

Florence flask

noun
Flor·​ence flask ˌflȯr-ən(t)s- How to pronounce Florence flask (audio) ˌflär- How to pronounce Florence flask (audio)
: a round usually flat-bottomed glass laboratory container with a long neck
Etymology

named for Florence, city in Italy; so called from the fact that at one time some Italian wines were sold in bottles of this shape

Medical Definition

Florence flask

noun
Flor·​ence flask ˌflȯr-ən(t)s-, ˌflär- How to pronounce Florence flask (audio)
: a round usually flat-bottomed laboratory vessel with a long neck
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