Pyrex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First manufactured by the Corning Glasswear Factory in 1915.

  • 1957, Letter from the Corning Glasswear Factory:
    "We had a number of prior trademarks ending in the letters ex. One of the first commercial products to be sold under the new mark was a pie plate, and in the interests of euphonism the letter "r" was inserted between pie and ex, and the whole thing condensed to pyrex."

Noun[edit]

Pyrex ‎(uncountable)

  1. A borosilicate glass with a low coefficient of thermal expansion; used for heat-resistant glassware in cooking and chemistry

References[edit]

  • 2005, Brewers Phrase and Fable, 17th ed. (for etymology)

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