Definitions

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  • n. A thin spheroidal glass retort or flask, used in the sublimation of camphor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thin spheroidal glass retort or flask, used in the sublimation of camphor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spheroidal vessel of flint-glass, used in subliming crude camphor. It is usually about 12 inches in diameter. Also bumbelo, bumbolo.

Etymologies

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Compare Italian bombola ("a pitcher").

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