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alabastron

[ al-uh-bas-tron, -truhn, -bah-stron, -struhn ]
/ 藢忙l 蓹藞b忙s tr蓲n, -tr蓹n, -藞b蓱 str蓲n, -str蓹n /
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noun, plural al路a路bas路tra [al-uh-bas-truh, -bah-struh], /藢忙l 蓹藞b忙s tr蓹, -藞b蓱 str蓹/, al路a路bas路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.
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Also al路a路bas路tos [al-uh-bas-tos, -tuhs, -bah-stos, -stuhs], /藢忙l 蓹藞b忙s t蓲s, -t蓹s, -藞b蓱 st蓲s, -st蓹s/, al路a路bas路trum [al-uh-bas-truhm, -bah-struhm] /藢忙l 蓹藞b忙s tr蓹m, -藞b蓱 str蓹m/ .

Origin of alabastron

First recorded in 1840鈥50, alabastron is from the Greek word al谩bastron 鈥渁labaster vase鈥
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