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Topic: CHEMISTRY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old Norse
Origin: bikarr, probably from Old Saxon bikeri, from Medieval Latin bicarius; PITCHER

beaker

noun
     
bea‧ker [countable]
1 British EnglishDFU a drinking cup with straight sides and no handle, usually made of plastic
2HC a glass cup with straight sides that is used in chemistry for measuring and heating liquids
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