alabastrine
adjective see alabaster

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  • Alabastrine — Al a*bas trine, a. Of, pertaining to, or like, alabaster; as alabastrine limbs. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alabastrine — (adj.) 1590s, from M.L. alabastrinus, from alabaster (see ALABASTER (Cf. alabaster)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • alabastrine — adj. [Gr. alabastros, alabaster box] Pertaining to, or like alabaster; smooth and white …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • alabastrine — adj. of alabaster; alabaster like, resembling alabaster …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alabastrine — al·a·bas·trine …   English syllables

  • alabastrine — adjective of or resembling alabaster alabaster statue • Syn: ↑alabaster • Pertains to noun: ↑alabaster, ↑alabaster (for: ↑alabaster) …   Useful english dictionary

  • alabastrin — ⇒ALABASTRIN, INE, adj. et subst. I. Adjectif A. MINÉR. De la nature de l albâtre. Rem. Attesté ds Ac. Compl. 1842, BESCH. 1845, Lar. 19e Lar. 3. B. Fig., rare. Qui ressemble à l albâtre : • 1. Le costume de la jeune fille prouvait par son… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Alabastrian — Al a*bas tri*an, a. Alabastrine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alabaster — noun Etymology: Middle English alabastre, from Anglo French albastre, from Latin alabaster vase of alabaster, from Greek alabastros Date: 14th century 1. a compact fine textured usually white and translucent gypsum often carved into vases and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Griechische Vasen — Die griechische Vasenmalerei ist der übergeordnete Begriff für die meist mit brennbaren Erdfarben aufgetragene Dekoration griechischer Keramik. Sie umfasst die gemalten Gefäßverzierungen unterschiedlichster Zeitstufen ab der vorgriechischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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