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strass

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noun

a flint glass with a high lead content, used to imitate gemstones.

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Origin of strass

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

Definition for strass (2 of 2)

strass2
[ stras ]
/ stræs /

noun

silk waste produced in making skeins.

Origin of strass

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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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British Dictionary definitions for strass

strass
/ (stræs) /

noun

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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