Meaning of alabastron

al•a•bas•tron

Pronunciation: (al"u-bas'tron, -trun, -bä'stron, -strun), [key]
— pl. -bas•tra -bas•trons.
  1. a jar characteristically having an elongated shape, narrow neck, flat-rimmed mouth, and rounded base requiring a stand or support, chiefly used for fragrant ointments.
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