alabastra

alabastron

[al-uh-bas-tron, -truhn, -bah-stron, -struhn]
noun, plural alabastra [al-uh-bas-truh, -bah-struh] , alabastrons. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
a jar characteristically having an elongated shape, narrow neck, flat-rimmed mouth, and rounded base requiring a stand or support, chiefly used for fragrant ointments.


Origin:
1840–50; < Greek alábastron alabaster vase

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alabastrum

[al-uh-bas-truhm, -bah-struhm]
noun, plural alabastra [al-uh-bas-truh, -bah-struh] , alabastrums.
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