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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Made of the stone or material called by the Romans murrha; -- applied to certain costly vases of great beauty and delicacy used by the luxurious in Rome as wine cups.
  • adjective glassware made in imitation of murrhine vases and cups.

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  • adjective Made of the stone or material called murrha by the Ancient Romans; applied to certain costly vases of great beauty and delicacy used by the luxurious in Rome as wine cups.

Etymologies

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Latin murrhinus, from murrha: compare French murrhin.

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