Resembling alabaster: white, pale, translucent.
Other Word Forms of Alabaster
Origin of Alabaster
From Old French alabastre, from Latin alabaster (“box for perfume made of alabaster”), from Ancient Greek ἀλάβαστρος (alabastros), from earlier ἀλάβαστος (alabastos, “vase made of alabaster”). This may further derive from the ancient Egyptian word [Egyptian hieroglyphic?] (a-labaste, “vessel of the Egyptian goddess Bast”).
Middle English alabastre from Old French from Latin alabaster from Greek alabastros, alabastos possibly of Egyptian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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