[ al-uh-bas-tron, -truh n, -bah-stron, -struh n ]
/ ˌæl əˈbæs trɒn, -trən, -ˈbɑ strɒn, -strən /

noun, plural al·a·bas·tra [al-uh-bas-truh, -bah-struh] /ˌæl əˈbæs trə, -ˈbɑ strə/, al·a·bas·trons. 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 of alabastron

First recorded in 1840–50, alabastron is from the Greek word alábastron alabaster vase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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