Mason jar

Mason jar

a glass jar with a wide mouth and an airtight screw top, much used in home canning.

1880–85, Americanism; named after John L. Mason, 19th-century American who patented it in 1858 Unabridged
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mason jar
(US) an airtight glass jar for preserving food
[C20: named after its US inventor, John L. Mason (1832--1902)]

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Word Origin & History

Mason jar
1885, named for John L. Mason of New York, who patented it in 1858.
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