green glass


Definition of green glass

1 : a low-grade soda-lime glass whose natural green color is due to impurities in the raw materials
2 : glass of any quality that has been colored green by the addition of coloring agents to the batch

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First Known Use of green glass

1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Green glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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