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Definition of Alabaster

Alabaster
Alabaster Al"a*bas"ter, n. [L. alabaster, Gr. ?, said to be derived fr. Alabastron, the name of a town in Egypt, near which it was common: cf. OF. alabastre, F. alb[^a]tre.] 1. (Min.) (a) A compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of fine texture, and usually white and translucent, but sometimes yellow, red, or gray. It is carved into vases, mantel ornaments, etc. (b) A hard, compact variety of carbonate of lime, somewhat translucent, or of banded shades of color; stalagmite. The name is used in this sense by Pliny. It is sometimes distinguished as oriental alabaster. 2. A box or vessel for holding odoriferous ointments, etc.; -- so called from the stone of which it was originally made. --Fosbroke.

Meaning of Alabaster from wikipedia

- Alabaster is a mineral or rock that is soft, often used for carving, and is processed for plaster powder. Archaeologists and the stone processing industry...
- Alabaster may also refer to: Alabaster, Alabama Alabaster Township, Michigan Alabaster (manga), a 1970 manga by Osamu Tezuka Alabaster (short story collection)...
- Alabaster is an English surname, originally meaning someone who provided armed service with a crossbow. Notable people with the surname include: Chaloner...
- Alabaster Box may refer to: Alabaster Box (album), a 1999 album by gospel artist CeCe Winans Alabaster Box (band), a Christian rock band from Australia...
- Alabaster is a city and southern suburb of Birmingham in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census, the po****tion was 30,352. According...
- Alabaster Caverns State Park is a 200-acre (0.81 km2) state park approximately 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Freedom, Oklahoma, United States near Oklahoma...
- Siratus alabaster, or Alabaster Murex, is a predatory species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Muricidae, often referred to as the...
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- Henry Alabaster (22 May 1836 – 9 August 1884) was a British-born diplomat who became an advisor to King Chulalongkorn of Siam. Henry Alabaster was born...
- Alabaster Box is the 1999 album by award-winning gospel artist CeCe Winans. This was the first album on Winans' own label, Wellspring Gospel (later renamed...
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