The crown is stored in an alabaster box with an onyx handle and a gold lock.
An ominous alabaster fog settled in the valley.
An example of something alabaster are medieval church windows in Italy, which used this hard calcite by cutting it into thin sheets to create beautiful windows.
An example of something alabaster are creamy white busts carved from the stone.
Origin of alabaster
- 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
- 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”).