canopic jar

or Canopic jar


noun

a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain the entrails of an embalmed body.

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Also called canopic vase.

Origin of canopic jar

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for canopic jar

Canopic jar

Canopic urn or Canopic vase

/ (kəˈnəʊpɪk) /

noun

(in ancient Egypt) one of four containers with tops in the form of animal heads of the gods, for holding the entrails of a mummy
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