[al-uh-bas-tron, -truh n, -bah-stron, -struh n]
- 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
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Historical Examples of alabastron
The pyxis was used by women at their toilet, and the lekythos, alabastron and askos for oil and unguents.