from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for any of various types of heat-resistant and chemical-resistant glass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A borosilicate glass with a low coefficient of thermal expansion; used for heat-resistant glassware in cooking and chemistry
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- n. a borosilicate glass with a low coefficient of expansion; used for heat-resistant glassware in cooking and chemistry
First manufactured by the Corning Glasswear Factory in 1915. See quote below. (Wiktionary)