mason jar


often capitalized M
: a widemouthed jar used especially for home canning

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fill a mason jar, lantern or glass vase with a set of working string lights to add a subtle glow to your interior. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 14 Nov. 2022 Add a natural oil like coconut oil or jojoba oil, mix everything together, and then scoop the mixture into a vase or mason jar. Sunset Magazine, 9 May 2018 These mason jar flower arrangements and flower crafts for spring are giving us some major inspiration. Janece Maze, Country Living, 12 Dec. 2022 Don't be so quick to toss those unwanted mason jar lids lying around the house. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 8 Nov. 2022 Our fall mason jar crafts aren't going to make themselves! Blair Donovan, Country Living, 30 Sep. 2022 Cockroaches crawling around a dining room and a host stand, and rodents leaving feces on the floor and inside a mason jar were among the issues cited at three South Florida restaurants last week. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 10 Oct. 2022 The Watermelon Cucumber Fresca cocktail puts a fruit and a vegetable together with Santo Tequila Blanco, chilled in a mason jar, for a memorable combination. Al Shipley, SPIN, 13 Oct. 2022 In a mason jar, layer crumbled brownie pieces, frosting, chocolate sprinkles, and melted caramel or hot fudge sauce. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History


John L. Mason, †1902 American metalsmith

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mason jar was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Mason jar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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