alabastrum definition

  • noun:
    • An alabastron, or ancient pottery container for oil.
    • A flower bud.
    • A flower bud.
    • In Greek antiquity, a small elongated vase for unguents or perfumes, rounded in the bottom and given a broad rim about a tiny orifice.
    • [NL., also alabastrus; prop. L. alabaster (acc. pl. alabastros, in Pliny), a rose-bud: see alabaster.] A flower-bud.
    • An alabastron, or old pottery container for oil.
    • A flower bud.
    • A flower bud.
    • In Greek antiquity, a small elongated vase for unguents or perfumes, rounded at the bottom and supplied with a diverse rim about a small orifice.
    • [NL., in addition alabastrus; prop. L. alabaster (acc. pl. alabastros, in Pliny), a rose-bud: see alabaster.] A flower-bud.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "alabastrum"
    • Where, a second earlier, there had…
    • View More
  • Cross Reference for "alabastrum"
137 votes

How would you define alabastrum?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!