noun, plural os·tra·ka [os-truh-kuh] /ˈɒs trə kə/.
noun, plural os·tra·ca [os-truh-kuh] /ˈɒs trə kə/.
Origin of ostracon
Examples from the Web for ostrakon
Historical Examples of ostrakon
Then each voter received a shell (Greek, ostrakon), and dropped it into a place made for that purpose.The Story of the Greeks
H. A. Guerber
From ostrakon, a tile; the voter wrote the name on a tile or shell.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
One of their most interesting games, and one which you would all enjoy, was the twirling of the ostrakon.