Florentine flask

noun

variants or Florentine receiver
: a receiver of glass or metal having an outlet near the top and one near the bottom for separating the layers of two immiscible distillates (as oil and water in the steam distillation of essential oils)

Word History

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Florentine flask.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Florentine%20flask. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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