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From Latin ampulla.
- A Roman two-handled vessel.
- A vessel for containing consecrated wine or oil.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shipley to this entry?)
- 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 8:
- Miraculously moist, the chrism was kept in an ampulla in Reims cathedral where the coronations of the kings of France were held.
- (anatomy) The dilated end of a duct.
Derived terms 
- a two-handled vessel with a swollen middle
- (figuratively) swelling words, bombast
- vocative singular of ampulla
- ablative singular of ampulla
First declension (1).