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canopic jar

noun
1.
a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain the entrails of an embalmed body.
Also, Canopic jar.
Also called canopic vase.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Canopic jar

/kəˈnəʊpɪk/
noun
1.
(in ancient Egypt) one of four containers with tops in the form of animal heads of the gods, for holding the entrails of a mummy
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