jar (1)


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[Fr. jarre, ult. fr. Arabic jarrah, earthen water vessel]
A dome-topped container made of glass, plastic, or other sturdy material, used as a protective cover or as a pressurized container when the opening is properly sealed. It is usually taller than it is wide and may be cylindrical, square, or another shape.

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