or mat·trass

[ma-truh s]

noun Chemistry.

a rounded, long-necked glass container, formerly used for distilling and dissolving substances.

Origin of matrass

1595–1605; < French matras, perhaps < Arabic maṭarah leather bottle < Greek metrētḗs a liquid measure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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chem obsolete a long-necked glass flask, used for distilling, dissolving substances, etc

Word Origin for matrass

C17: from French, perhaps related to Latin mētiri to measure
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