matrass

noun
mat·​rass
variants: or less commonly matras or mattrass \ ˈma‧trəs \
plural -es

Definition of matrass

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Matrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matrass. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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