To cleanse our palettes, we sniffed chopped watermelon, cucumber and canned corn held in Pyrex containers throughout the lab.
Break out the Pyrex—the casserole, America's classic hard-times dish, is hot again.
Season the venison with salt and pepper and put it into a nonreactive bowl such as a Pyrex dish.
1915, proprietary name (Corning Glass Works, Corning, N.Y.), arbitrary coinage, in which eager etymologists see implications of Greek pyr "fire" and perhaps Latin rex "king;" but the prosaic inventors say it was based on pie (n.1), because pie dishes were among the first products made from it. The -r- is purely euphonious.