Pronunciation: (al"u-bas'tron, -trun, -bä'stron, -strun), [key]
—pl. -bas•traPronunciation: (-bas'tru, -bä'stru), [key] -bas•trons. Gk. and Rom. Antiq.
a jar characteristically having an elongated shape, narrow neck, flat-rimmed mouth, and rounded base requiring a stand or support, chiefly used for fragrant ointments. Also,alabastos,alabastrum.Cf. aryballos, askos, lekythos.
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