Noun Alabastrum Definition and Examples


Noun:

Alabastrum

Pronunciation:

/ˌaləˈbastrəm//ˌaləˈbɑːstrəm/

Definition:
1.

noun

Ancient History. A vessel for holding perfume, unguents, or ointments.
    ((n.) A flower bud.)


    Origin:
    Old English; earliest use found in Old English Martyrology. From classical Latin alabaster, alabastrum box for perfume, rosebud.

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