mason jar

noun, often capitalized M

Definition of mason jar 

: a widemouthed jar used especially for home canning

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For extra fun serve the punch in small mason jars with an orange wheel or lime wedge. The Courier-Journal, "Make an easy, breezy summer cocktail for a crowd and get back to the party," 25 June 2018 Party guests gathered in a shady area of the club where the long tables were decorated with red-and-white checkered tablecloths adorned with sunflower and daisy flower arrangements held in mason jars — just perfect for a Western-style barbecue. Jane Napier Neely, latimes.com, "The Valley Line: Club wrangles members into the Saddle & Sirloin Club for annual summer party," 9 July 2018 Sure, there's green juice, but even better is this green goddess smoothie—and no, it doesn't hurt that it's served in a mason jar. Redbook, "The Hands-Down Greatest Breakfast Smoothie," 4 Aug. 2014 The guide was recently updated, and now the wipe-able pages riveted together are in the shape of a mason jar. Ann Trieger Kurland, BostonGlobe.com, "The Kitchen Helper Guide, a source for chefs of all skill levels," 14 May 2018 Place 1 teaspoon Nutella in bottom of each 8-ounce mason jar. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spread the love: Nutella is a chocolaty kiss of bliss for your valentine (or you)," 2 Feb. 2018 The not-too-sweet Slate Sangria filled our glasses (actually mason jars) during our visit. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Brunch Punch: Slate in Orlando's Dr. Phillips neighborhood," 13 July 2018 Think water bottles, fire extinguishers, mason jars. Joshua Sharpe, ajc, "Meth, ‘the Devil’s drug,’ is back and killing more people than ever," 4 July 2018 Its Cold Brew Maker uses a trusty ol’ 2-quart mason jar and stainless steel filter basket to brew. Jeffrey Van Camp, WIRED, "The 6 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers You Can Buy," 22 June 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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mason jar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mason jar

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

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