Definition of strass in English:

strass

noun

  • A form of highly refractive lead glass used for making imitation gems.

adjective

  • Made of strass; decorated with stones or crystals of strass.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Magazine. From French strass from the name of Georg Friedrich Strass (also spelt Stras; 1701–73), a jeweller from Strasbourg and supplier to King Louis of France from 1734, who invented this form of glass 1730.

Pronunciation

strass

/stras/