- a glass jar for preserving fruit or vegetables, usually holding one pint or one quart and having an airtight cap.
Compare Mason jar.
Origin of fruit jar
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for fruit jar
Add a cup of water, and, when cold, put it in a bottle or fruit-jar.Health on the Farm
H. F. Harris
A large chimney, or fruit-jar, may be used to surround the leaves, and to keep currents of air from them.The Study of Elementary Electricity and Magnetism by Experiment
Thomas M. St. John
"I sho got plenty chancet to worry ifen I wants to," she mused, as she sipped water from a fruit-jar foul with fingermarks.
Mama Duck pushed the dog away from a cracked pitcher on the floor and refilled her fruit-jar.
He was instantly in the fruit-jar, where he seemed perfectly contented, sailing and diving as if he were on the pond.The Believing Years
Edmund Lester Pearson