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 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 Which brings us to the subject of our story, that American icon, the darling of canners and crafters alike, the mason jar. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Brief History of the Mason Jar," 26 Aug. 2020 Combine lemon juice, sugar, watermelon, and cilantro in a mason jar. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, "Watermelon-Cilantro Lemonade," 17 Aug. 2020 To a pint glass or a large mason jar filled with ice, add the bourbon, squeeze and drop in the lemon wedges and add 1 teaspoon of the seasoning mix and Worcestershire sauce. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "More than a mint julep. You'll definitely want to try these at-home Kentucky Derby recipes," 12 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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11 Oct 2020

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“Mason jar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mason%20jar. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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mason jar

noun

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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