crisper

noun

crisp·​er ˈkri-spər How to pronounce crisper (audio)
: one that crisps
specifically : a closed container in a refrigerator intended to prevent loss of moisture from fresh produce

Examples of crisper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anyone who has opened up their crisper drawer to discover a moldy strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, or blackberry can testify to the fleeting nature of fresh berries. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 July 2024 Once they're cleaned and contained, store the berries in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Cody Godwin, USA TODAY, 3 July 2024 The University of California recommends placing tomatoes in the crisper drawer in their original clamshell package, a paper bag or a plastic bag with a few slits. Kristen Hartke, Washington Post, 2 July 2024 The arrangement could, admittedly, be a little crisper. 33. Christopher Bonanos, Vulture, 6 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for crisper 

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crisper was in 1835

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“Crisper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crisper. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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