Definition of alabaster
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Orthography ID = 2002013
1.
LNS
alabaster, alabastrī
alabaster, alabastra
ἀλάβαστρος
noun (m., 2nd -R declension)
  1. A box or casket for perfumes, tapering to a point at the top, a box for unguents
  2. The form of a rose-bud, pointed at the top
Abbreviations
alabaster, tri, m. (plur. also alaba-stra, n.), = ἀλάβαστρος, plur. -ρα. A box or casket for perfumes, tapering to a point at the top, a box for unguents: alabaster plenus unguenti, * Cic. Ac. Post. ap. Non. 545, 15: mulier habens alabastrum unguenti, Vulg. Matt. 26, 7; ib. Marc. 14, 3; ib. Luc. 7, 37: redolent alabastra, Mart. 11, 8, 9; Plin. 13, 2, 3, § 19.

—Hence, The form of a rose-bud, pointed at the top: in virides alabastros fastigato, Plin. 21, 4, 10, § 14.
 
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