[ os-truh-kon ]
/ ˈɒs trəˌkɒn /
noun, plural os·tra·ca [os-truh-kuh] /ˈɒs trə kə/.
(in ancient Greece) a potsherd, especially one used as a ballot on which the name of a person voted to be ostracized was inscribed.
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Origin of ostracon
1880–85; < Greek óstrakon; see ostracize
Words nearby ostracon
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British Dictionary definitions for ostracon
/ (ˈɒstrəˌkɒn) /
(in ancient Greece) a potsherd used for ostracizing
Word Origin for ostracon
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