cullet

noun cul·let \ ˈkə-lət \

Definition of cullet

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

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Origin and Etymology of cullet

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


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