alabastrum

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

alabastrum (plural alabastra)

  1. An alabastron, or ancient pottery container for oil.
  2. (botany) A flower bud.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

alabastrum n (genitive alabastrī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of alabaster

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative alabastrum alabastra
genitive alabastrī alabastrōrum
dative alabastrō alabastrīs
accusative alabastrum alabastra
ablative alabastrō alabastrīs
vocative alabastrum alabastra