Definition of alabastrum in English:

alabastrum

noun

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

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Old English Martyrology. From classical Latin alabaster, alabastrum box for perfume, rosebud.

Pronunciation

alabastrum

/ˌaləˈbastrəm//ˌaləˈbɑːstrəm/