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 Served in a too-cute 6-ounce mason jar, this velvety chocolate cupcake features smooth ganache and buttercream to match. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "35 amazing gifts you can get from Black-owned businesses," 5 Nov. 2020 Cucumber Salad Roughly chop some Persian cucumbers and toss them in a mason jar. Stacy Akazawa, Bon Appétit, "This Chinese Sacha Sauce Goes Out to All My Umami Lovers," 5 Nov. 2020 Homko mason jar wall décor (set of 2) for $19.19 (Save $4.80): Snag this cute addition to any room with a shabby-chic vibe. Leigh Harrington, USA TODAY, "The best furniture, home decor and more to shop on Amazon," 14 Oct. 2020 Acheson also suggests popping two eggs in a mason jar with gruyere and sautéed onions and spinach, covering and cooking them in the water bath for an hour. Joe Ray, Wired, "To Master Sous Vide, You Just Need a Good Cookbook," 7 Oct. 2020 Rim a pint glass or mason jar with salt and fill it with ice. Travel + Leisure, "National Vodka Day Is Oct. 4 — Here Are 15 Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate," 3 Oct. 2020 Pour the coarse mixture into a small mason jar, then add the salt, garlic, and onion. Marian Bull, WSJ, "The Best Ribs Are Michelada Ribs," 24 Sep. 2020 Transfer to a mason jar and refrigerate until cool. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fish tacos: The lore of a ‘San Diego’ signature dish," 9 Sep. 2020 Remove from the heat and store in a one pint mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Labor less this Labor Day with a pulled pork feast," 31 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of mason jar was in 1888

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16 Nov 2020

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“Mason jar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mason jar

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

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