mattrass

[ ma-truh s ]
/ ˈmæ trəs /

noun Chemistry.

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matrass

or mat·trass

[ ma-truh s ]
/ ˈmæ trəs /

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
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British Dictionary definitions for mattrass (1 of 2)

mattrass

/ (ˈmætrəs) /

noun

a variant spelling of matrass

British Dictionary definitions for mattrass (2 of 2)

matrass

mattrass

/ (ˈmætrəs) /

noun

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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