from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Greek antiquity, a small elongated vase for unguents or perfumes, rounded at the bottom and provided with a broad rim about a small orifice.
- noun [NL., also
alabastrus; prop. L. alabaster (acc. pl. alabastros, in Pliny), a rose-bud: see alabaster.] A flower-bud.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A flower bud.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
alabastron, or ancient pottery container for oil.
- noun botany A
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Where, a second earlier, there had been a squad of InfiniDim Enterprises executives with a rocket launcher standing on an elegant terraced plaza paved with large slabs of lustrous stone cut from the ancient alabastrum quarries of Zentalquabula there was now, instead, a bit of a pit with nasty bits in it.
The manuscript species of Mr. Dohrn will shortly appear in his intended work upon the land and fluviatile shells of Ceylon.] [Footnote 6: As Ellobium.] [Footnote 7: As Melampus.] [Footnote 8: As Ophicardelis.] alabastrum, _Pfeiff.