Florence flask

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Florence flask

n.
A round flatbottom flask with a long neck, used in laboratory work.

[After Florence, from the use of similar flasks for certain Italian wines.]
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Florence flask

n
(Chemistry) a round flat-bottomed glass flask with a long neck, used in chemical experiments
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Flor′ence flask`


n.
a round bottle having a flat bottom and long neck, for use in laboratories.
[1735–45]
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The plant matter is boiled in an alembic, and the aromatic vapor is piped through a "swan neck" and curving pipes leading to a Florentine flask. Here the essential oil is collected in one chamber as it condenses and separates from the scented water.