noun, plural am·pul·lae [am-puhl-ee, -pool-ee]. /æmˈpʌl i, -ˈpʊl i/.
- a vessel for the wine and water used at the altar.
- a vessel for holding consecrated oil.
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Example sentences from the Web for ampulla
Straightway there descends a dove white as snow, bearing in its beak an ampulla full of chrism sent from heaven.
The holy ampulla containing it is kept in the church of Saint Remi at Reims.
And by God's grace on the day of the King's anointing this ampulla is always found full.
If an ampulla be inflated and then pressed, the corresponding tube-foot will be seen to extend.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
The chief sign of the Canterbury pilgrimage was an ampul or ampulla or flask of lead or pewter.A Handbook of Pictorial History|Henry W. Donald
British Dictionary definitions for ampulla
noun plural -pullae (-ˈpʊliː)
- a vessel for containing the wine and water used at the Eucharist
- a small flask for containing consecrated oil