Definition of alabaster noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæləbɑːstə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæləbæstər//
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a type of white stone that is often used to make statues and decorative objects an alabaster tomb (literary) her pale, alabaster (= white and smooth) skin Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin alabaster, alabastrum, from Greek alabastos, alabastros.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: alabaster