carnival glass

noun

often capitalized C
: pressed glass with an iridescent finish mass-produced in a variety of colors (such as frosty white or deep purple) in the U.S. in the early 20th century

Word History

Etymology

so called from its frequent use for prizes at carnival booths

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“Carnival glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carnival%20glass. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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