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Mason jar

noun
1.
a glass jar with a wide mouth and an airtight screw top, much used in home canning.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; named after John L. Mason, 19th-century American who patented it in 1858
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British Dictionary definitions for mason-jar

mason jar

noun
1.
(US) an airtight glass jar for preserving food
Word Origin
C20: named after its US inventor, John L. Mason (1832–1902)
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Word Origin and History for mason-jar

Mason jar

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

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