cullet

[ kuhl-it ]
/ ˈkʌl ɪt /

noun

broken or waste glass suitable for remelting.

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Origin of cullet

1810–20; variant of collet<Italian colletto glass blower's term, literally, little neck. See col, -et
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British Dictionary definitions for cullet

cullet
/ (ˈkʌlɪt) /

noun

waste glass for melting down to be reused

Word Origin for cullet

C17: perhaps variant of collet (literally: little neck, referring to the glass neck of newly blown bottles, etc)
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