mason jar
noun Usage: often capitalized M Etymology: John L. Mason, died 1902 American metalsmith Date: 1888 a widemouthed jar used especially for home canning

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  • Mason jar — ☆ Mason jar [mā′sen ] n. [patented (1858) by John L. Mason of New York] [also m j ] a glass jar having a wide mouth and a screw top, used for preserving foods, esp. in home canning …   English World dictionary

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  • Mason jar — Mason ,jar noun count AMERICAN a glass container with a lid that fits tightly, used for preserving fruit and vegetables …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Mason Jar —    Ever since the mason jar was invented, it has been a household necessity. It provides a perfect means for making home preserves. he jars, made of glass, have wide mouths with a glass or metal screw d are perfect containers.    The jar was… …   Dictionary of eponyms

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  • Mason jar — Ma′son jar n. coo a glass jar with a screw top used esp. in home canning • Etymology: 1880–85, amer.; after John L. Mason, 19th century American who patented it in 1858 …   From formal English to slang

  • Mason jar — a glass jar with a wide mouth and an airtight screw top, much used in home canning. [1880 85, Amer.; named after John L. Mason, 19th century American who patented it in 1858] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mason jar — noun A Mason brand glass jar with a screw top, often used for preserving food …   Wiktionary

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