mattrass

[ma-truh s]

matrass

or mat·trass

[ma-truh s]
noun Chemistry.
  1. 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
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mattrass

noun
  1. a variant spelling of matrass

matrass

mattrass

noun
  1. 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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