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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In class, antiq., a small club-shaped bottle made of alabaster, glass, or terra-cotta, used for holding unguents.

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  • (n.) a type of small ceramic, glass, or less commonly silver or alabaster bottle, found in Roman and Hellenic archeological sites. Wiki-discussion here.

    August 22, 2009