cullet

[kuhl-it]

Origin of cullet

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

noun
  1. 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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