/stras/, n.
a flint glass with a high lead content, used to imitate gemstones.
[1810-20; < G, named after J. Strasser, 18th-century German jeweler who invented it]
/stras/, n.
silk waste produced in making skeins.
[1855-60; < F strasse < It straccio, n. deriv. of stracciare to tear < VL *extractiare, deriv. of L extractus (see EXTRACT)]

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  • Strass — Strass, n. [So called from its inventor, a German jeweler: cf. F. stras.] (Chem.) A brilliant glass, used in the manufacture of artificial paste gems, which consists essentially of a complex borosilicate of lead and potassium. Cf. {Glass}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strass — or Straß may refer to:*places in Austria: **Strass im Zillertal, a municipality in Tyrol **Straß in Steiermark, a municipality in Styria **Straß im Straßertale, a municipality in Lower Austria **Straß im Attergau, a municipality in Upper Austria… …   Wikipedia

  • Strass — der; Gen. u. es, Plur. e <nach dem franz. Juwelier G. F. Stras, 1700 1773>: a) (ohne Plur.) aus bleihaltigem Glas mit starker Lichtbrechung hergestelltes, glitzerndes Material bes. für Nachbildungen von Edelsteinen; b) aus Strass (a)… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • strass — [stras] n. [Fr & Ger < ?: said to be after J. Strass (or Strasser), Ger jeweler] PASTE (n. 7a) …   English World dictionary

  • Strass — Brosche Modeschmuck mit Strasssteinen Strass Diadem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Strass — Strạss 〈m.; es, od. e〉 Nachbildung von Edelsteinen aus stark lichtbrechendem Bleiglas [nach dem Juwelier Joseph Straßer im 18. Jh.] * * * Strạss [nach dem frz. Juwelier G. F. Stras (1700–1773)], der; u. es, e: stark lichtbrechendes borhaltiges… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Strass — Recorded in many spellings including: Strase, Strass, Strasse, Strate, Strasseman, Straetmann, Stratemann, Stratthoff, Stratiff, Stratz, and others, this is a surname of Roman and Germanic origins. With often overlapping spellings which blur the… …   Surnames reference

  • strass — noun Etymology: French stras, strass Date: 1820 paste 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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