Definition of alabastrites in English:

alabastrites

noun

historical
  • Alabaster; specifically oriental alabaster (onyx marble), used for artefacts in ancient times.

Origin

Late 16th century. From classical Latin alabastrītēs onyx, stalagmite (Pliny) from Hellenistic Greek ἀλαβαστρίτης (also ἀλαβαστίτης) calcitic alabaster, use as noun (short for ἀλαβαστρίτης λίθος alabastrite stone) of ἀλαβαστρίτης, adjective from ancient Greek ἀλάβαστρος + -ίτης.

Pronunciation

alabastrites

/ˌaləbasˈtrʌɪtiːz//ˌaləbɑːsˈtrʌɪtiːz/