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strass1

[stras] /stræs/
noun
1.
a flint glass with a high lead content, used to imitate gemstones.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < German, named after J. Strasser, 18th-century German jeweler who invented it

strass2

[stras] /stræs/
noun
1.
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/
noun
1.
(jewellery) another word for paste1 (sense 6)
Word Origin
C19: German, named after J. Strasser, 18th-century German jeweller who invented it
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