Definition of alabastron in English:

alabastron

noun

Ancient History
  • A vessel for holding perfume, unguents, or ointments.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Jameson (1774–1854), geologist and natural historian. From Hellenistic Greek ἀλάβαστρον vase for perfume.

Pronunciation

alabastron

/aləˈbastrɒn//aləˈbɑːstrɒn/