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bell jar

noun
1.
a bell-shaped glass jar or cover for protecting delicate instruments, bric-a-brac, or the like, or for containing gases or a vacuum in chemical experiments.
Also called bell glass.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80

Bell Jar, The

noun
1.
a novel (1963) by Sylvia Plath.
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British Dictionary definitions for bell jar

bell jar

noun
1.
a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect flower arrangements or fragile ornaments or to cover apparatus in experiments, esp to prevent gases escaping
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