Meaning of albarello in English:


Pronunciation /ˌalbəˈrɛləʊ/


(also alberello)
  • A type of maiolica jar without handles, originally used especially for the storage of dry herbs and medicines.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Fortnum (1820–1899), art collector and art historian. From Italian albarello, †alberello decorated ceramic pharmacy jar of a cylindrical shape with a slight constriction halfway up, of uncertain origin.