alabastron

[ 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.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
Question 1 of 10
earnest

Origin of alabastron

First recorded in 1840–50, alabastron is from the Greek word alábastron alabaster vase
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for alabastron