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Definition of sarcophagus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sarcophagus

 noun
noun
NAmE//sɑrˈkɑfəɡəs//
 
(pl. sarcophagi
NAmE//sɑrˈkɑfəˌdʒaɪ//
 
, NAmE//sɑrˈkɑfəˌɡaɪ//
 
)
 
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a stone coffin (= box that a dead person is buried in), especially one that is decorated, used in ancient times
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sarcophagus