canopic jar

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Canopic jar

(kəˈnəʊpɪk) ,

Canopic urn

or

Canopic vase

n
(Archaeology) (in ancient Egypt) one of four containers with tops in the form of animal heads of the gods, for holding the entrails of a mummy

ca•no′pic

(or Ca•no′pic) jar′

(kəˈnoʊ pɪk, -ˈnɒp ɪk)
n.
a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain the entrails of an embalmed body.
[1890–95; < Latin Canōpicus of Canopus]
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Noun1.canopic jar - a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed bodycanopic jar - a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed body
jar - a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
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