Meaning of alabastrum in English:

alabastrum

Pronunciation /ˌaləˈbɑːstrəm/ /ˌaləˈbastrəm/

noun

History
  • A vessel for holding perfume, unguents, or ointments.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Old English Martyrology. From classical Latin alabaster, alabastrum box for perfume, rosebud.