amphora definition

  • noun:
    • A two-handled jar with a narrow neck used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to carry wine or oil.
    • a-two handled container with a narrow throat which was used in ancient times to store or carry wine or essential oils.
    • Among the list of ancients, a two-handled vessel, tapering at the bottom, useful for keeping wine, oil, etc.
    • Among the list of Greeks and Romans, a vessel, generally high and slender, having two manages or ears, a narrow throat, and usually a sharp-pointed base for insertion into a stand or into the ground: utilized for keeping wine, oil, honey, whole grain, etc.
    • A liquid measure of the Greeks and Romans.
    • In botany, the permanent basal percentage of a pyxidium.
    • [capitalized] [NL.] In zoology: A genus of Polygastrica. Ehrenberg. A genus of coleopterous pests. Wollaston.
    • an old jar with two manages and a narrow throat; accustomed hold oil or wine

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