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al•a•bas•ter



Pronunciation: (al'u-bas"tur, -bä"stur), [key]
n.
1. a finely granular variety of gypsum, often white and translucent, used for ornamental objects or work, such as lamp bases, figurines, etc.
2. Also called Oriental alabaster. a variety of calcite, often banded, used or sold as alabaster.

adj. Also,al•a•bas•trinePronunciation: (al"u•bas'trin). [key]
1. made of alabaster: an alabaster column.
2. resembling alabaster; smooth and white: her alabaster throat.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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