Origin of strassFrench and German from uncertain or unknown; perhaps : said to be after J. Strass (or Strasser), German jeweler
Origin of strassGerman Strass or French stras both after Joseph Strasser , 18th-century German jeweler
- A brilliant glass, used in the manufacture of artificial paste gemstones, consisting essentially of a complex borosilicate of lead and potassium.
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So called from its inventor, Georg Friedrich Strass.