mason jar


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

Examples of mason jar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carefully transfer still-warm bacon fat to a mason jar, top with the lid, then store it in the refrigerator for up to three months. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 May 2024 This classic tart pie gets a fun, simple twist by being assembled in individual mason jars. Nik Pugmire, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Apr. 2024 Whip up an extra batch and place in small mason jars as an unexpected springtime surprise for your closest plant pals. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 22 Apr. 2024 Certain things are known for being Southern, from sweet tea to good manners—and mason jars are included in that list. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 15 Feb. 2024 This pitcher from County Line Kitchen has a mason jar design just like Grandma used to make sun tea, but with some convenient upgrades. Molly Allen, Southern Living, 28 Mar. 2024 Visit the bathtub for a selfie or try your hand at the mason jar ring toss game to win a bottle. Carrie Honaker, Travel + Leisure, 20 Mar. 2024 Slice the red onion and put it in a 32-ounce mason jar. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2024 Over the next four hours, Simpson beat his wife with a mason jar and candle, punched and kicked her, strangled her and held a knife to her side and neck while accusing the woman of having an affair, according to trial testimony. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 4 Mar. 2024

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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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“Mason jar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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