mason jar

noun, often capitalized M

Definition of mason jar

: a widemouthed jar used especially for home canning

Examples of mason jar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, in a 1-quart mason jar, mix 1 cup water with your starter. Eric Pallant, CNN, 14 Sep. 2021 Channel your inner Martha Stewart, and layer your favorite ingredients in a mason jar, one per person. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 31 Aug. 2021 In person – Mon., Sept. 13 from 7 – 8 p.m. Learn about the universe while creating your own galaxy to take home in a mason jar. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 27 Aug. 2021 Why order a kit to grow green onions when a mason jar on the windowsill seems to do the trick for everyone else? Kate Raphael, Bon Appétit, 30 Apr. 2021 The museum begins on the factory’s first floor where historic relics from the early days of the cigar industry like a mason jar humidifier are on display. Jennifer Simonson, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Aug. 2021 Create a mason jar feeder with sugar water inside—they'll be sticking around to pollinate your plants in no time. Giovana Gelhoren, Country Living, 30 July 2021 Add the strained onions to the mason jar with the pickling liquid and let stand for 1 to 2 hours. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Sep. 2020 For a carpet deodorizer, Baker recommends combining eight drops of lavender essential oil and half a cup of baking soda in a mason jar, shaking the mixture, and sprinkling it over the carpet. oregonlive, 21 July 2021

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First Known Use of mason jar

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mason jar

John L. Mason, †1902 American metalsmith

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12 Oct 2021

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“Mason jar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mason jar

: a glass jar that has a wide opening and that is usually used in preserving fruits or vegetables


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