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cullet

[kuhl-it] /ˈkʌl ɪt/
noun
1.
broken or waste glass suitable for remelting.
Origin of cullet
1810-1820
1810-20; variant of collet < Italian colletto glass blower's term, literally, little neck. See col, -et
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cullet

/ˈkʌlɪt/
noun
1.
waste glass for melting down to be reused
Word Origin
C17: perhaps variant of collet (literally: little neck, referring to the glass neck of newly blown bottles, etc)
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