One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A richly coloured iridescent glass, developed by L. C. Tiffany.
- ‘A parlor, her readers learned, should contain ‘delicately upholstered furniture, the rare vase or bit of favrile glass.’’
Late 19th century: formed as a trademark from the obsolete adjective fabrile ‘of a craftsman’.
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