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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Alabaster(0.01517 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Alabaster.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a compact fine-textured usually white gypsum used for
2: a hard compact kind of calcite [syn: oriental alabaster, onyx marble
, Mexican onyx]
3: a very light white
English → English (gcide)
Alabaster \Al"a*bas"ter\, n. [L. alabaster, Gr. 'ala`bastros,
said to be derived fr. Alabastron, the name of a town in
Egypt, near which it was common: cf. OF. alabastre, F.
(a) A compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of
fine texture, and usually white and translucent, but
sometimes yellow, red, or gray. It is carved into
vases, mantel ornaments, etc.
(b) A hard, compact variety of carbonate of lime, somewhat
translucent, or of banded shades of color; stalagmite.
The name is used in this sense by Pliny. It is
sometimes distinguished as oriental alabaster.
2. A box or vessel for holding odoriferous ointments, etc.;
-- so called from the stone of which it was originally