matrass

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

matras

or

mattrass

\ˈma‧trəs\

Definition of matrass

plural

-es

  1. :  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 — more at measure


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