- a brand name for any of a class of heat- and chemical-resistant glassware products of varying composition used for cooking.
Examples from the Web for pyrex
Season the venison with salt and pepper and put it into a nonreactive bowl such as a Pyrex dish.Fresh Picks
November 17, 2010
To cleanse our palettes, we sniffed chopped watermelon, cucumber and canned corn held in Pyrex containers throughout the lab.Confessions of a Shrimp Sniffer
July 11, 2010
Break out the Pyrex—the casserole, America's classic hard-times dish, is hot again.The Ultimate Recession Food
December 8, 2008
Over the whole pour some melted butter, cover the casserole, (or pyrex plate) and put it in the oven with a low fire.The Italian Cook Book
It has been found that it imparts a violet red tint to the pyrex tubing after the latter has been used for a few combustions.
Butter a square Pyrex pan and put in the graham-cracker dust to make,a crust.The Complete Book of Cheese
Robert Carlton Brown
- any of a variety of borosilicate glasses that have low coefficients of expansion, making them suitable for heat-resistant glassware used in cookery and chemical apparatus
- (as modifier)a Pyrex dish
Word Origin and History for pyrex
1915, proprietary name (Corning Glass Works, Corning, N.Y.), arbitrary coinage, in which eager etymologists see implications of Greek pyr "fire" and perhaps Latin rex "king;" but the prosaic inventors say it was based on pie (n.1), because pie dishes were among the first products made from it. The -r- is purely euphonious.