mason jar

noun, often capitalized M

Definition of mason jar

: a widemouthed jar used especially for home canning

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Books, wine bottles, mirrors, mason jars, and Blu-ray cases (remember those?), all come to mind. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How to Remove Sticker Residue from Any Surface," 28 Nov. 2018 Recipes Makes 1 serving Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk ¼ cup chia seeds 1 tsp maple syrup 1 banana 1 tbsp all-natural peanut butter Directions In a mason jar add chia seeds and maple syrup. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here's What I Learned Going Vegan for a Week," 25 Nov. 2018 These football mason jars are great for your guests to drink out of at the party and then take home as a gift to fill with snacks or keepsakes. Town & Country, "13 Ideas to Make Your Next Super Bowl a Touchdown," 2 Feb. 2018 Wash it down by sipping local tap beer (from Memphis, Nashville, Tullahoma, and beyond) from a mason jar. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Nashville," 4 Mar. 2018 Fill your mason jars about halfway with the kernels, then place a tea light on top in each one. Fox News, "Cool Thanksgiving table decorations that won’t break the bank," 26 Nov. 2015 Whatever your preference, be sure to genuflect at the altar of canned and pickled vegetables upstairs in backlit mason jars. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Restaurants in Charleston," 2 May 2018 Tealight Candles Add a warm glow to your Thanksgiving table using tea lights, mason jars, and popcorn kernels. Fox News, "Cool Thanksgiving table decorations that won’t break the bank," 26 Nov. 2015 Matt had reportedly filled a mason jar with gunpowder and cannon fuse, then put it in his refrigerator. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "‘Alaskan Bush People' Cast: How Well Do You Know the Brown Family?," 23 Sep. 2018

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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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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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