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Topic: GEOLOGY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: alabastre, from Latin alabaster 'container made of alabaster', from Greek alabastros

alabaster

1 noun
     
alabaster
al‧a‧bas‧ter1 [uncountable]
HEG a white stone, used for making statues or other objects for decoration
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