strass

1
[stras]

Origin of strass

1
1810–20; < German, named after J. Strasser, 18th-century German jeweler who invented it

strass

2
[stras]
noun
  1. silk waste produced in making skeins.

Origin of strass

2
1855–60; < French strasse < Italian straccio, noun derivative of stracciare to tear < Vulgar Latin *extractiare, derivative of Latin extractus (see extract)
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strass

noun
  1. jewellery another word for paste 1 (def. 6)

Word Origin for strass

C19: German, named after J. Strasser, 18th-century German jeweller who invented it
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