or Canopic jar
- a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain the entrails of an embalmed body.
Origin of canopic jar
First recorded in 1890–95
Also called canopic vase.
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Canopic urn or Canopic vase
- (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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