from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A round flatbottom flask with a long neck, used in laboratory work.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun etc. See the nouns.
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- noun chemistry A glass flask with a round body used in a
laboratoryfor holding chemical liquids and solutions. Normally with a round bottom for uniform heating, but may have a flattened base to stand on a flat surface without support.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Florence, from the use of similar flasks for certain Italian wines.]
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Florence + flask.
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