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From Latin murrhinus, from murrha. Compare French murrhin.


murrhine (not comparable)

  1. 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.
    murrhine vases, cups, or vessels


murrhine (plural murrhines)

  1. Alternative form of murrine

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for murrhine in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)