murra

or mur·rha

[ mur-uh ]
/ ˈmɜr ə /

noun

a mineral or stone used in ancient Rome for making fine vases, cups, etc.: believed to have been fluorite.

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Origin of murra

1590–1600; < Latin murr(h)a, apparently back formation from murrinus murrhine
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British Dictionary definitions for murra

murra
/ (ˈmʌrə) /

noun

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