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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: flasco

flask

noun
     
flask
Related topics: Utensils, Chemistry
flask [countable]
1 British EnglishDFU a special type of bottle that you use to keep liquids either hot or cold, for example when travelling [= Thermos]
2DFU a hip flask
3HC a glass bottle with a narrow top, used in a laboratory

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