matrass

noun mat·rass
variants: or less commonly matras or mattrass \ˈma‧trəs\

Definition of matrass

plural -es
:a rounded glass flask with a long neck formerly used for dissolving substances by the application of heat or for distilling called also bolt head

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Origin and Etymology of matrass

French matras tall bottle, from Middle French, from matras arrow, from Latin matara javelin, from Gaulish; probably akin to Latin metiri to measure


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