matrass

noun

mat·​rass
variants or less commonly matras or mattrass
ˈma‧trəs
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

Word History

Etymology

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 29 Feb. 2024.

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