Strass

strass

(Science: chemistry) A brilliant glass, used in the manufacture of artificial paste gems, which consists essentially of a complex borosilicate of lead and potassium. Cf. Glass.

Origin: So called from its inventor, a German jeweler: cf. F. Stras.

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