strass

strass

1 [stras]
noun
a flint glass with a high lead content, used to imitate gemstones.

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

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strass

2 [stras]
noun
silk waste produced in making skeins.

Origin:
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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strass (stræs)
 
n
jewellery another word for paste
 
[C19: German, named after J. Strasser, 18th-century German jeweller who invented it]

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