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al·a·bas·ter

 (ăl′ə-băs′tər)
n.
1. A dense, translucent, white or tinted fine-grained gypsum.
2. A variety of hard calcite, translucent and sometimes banded.
3. A pale yellowish pink to yellowish gray.

[Middle English alabastre, from Old French, from Latin alabaster, from Greek alabastros, alabastos, possibly of Egyptian origin.]

alabaster

(ˈæləˌbɑːstə; -ˌbæstə)
n
1. (Minerals) a fine-grained usually white, opaque, or translucent variety of gypsum used for statues, vases, etc
2. (Minerals) a variety of hard semitranslucent calcite, often banded like marble
adj
of or resembling alabaster
[C14: from Old French alabastre, from Latin alabaster, from Greek alabastros]
ˌalaˈbastrine adj

al•a•bas•ter

(ˈæl əˌbæs tər, -ˌbɑ stər)

n.
1. a finely granular variety of gypsum, often white and translucent, used for ornamental objects or work, as lamp bases and figurines.
2. a variety of calcite, often banded, used or sold as alabaster.
adj.
3. made of alabaster.
4. resembling alabaster; smooth and white: alabaster hands.
Also, al•a•bas•trine (ˌæl əˈbæs trɪn)
[1350–1400; Middle English alabastre < Middle French < Latin alabaster < Greek alábastros]

alabaster

Marble-like stone, usually white.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alabaster - a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carvingalabaster - a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
gypsum - a common white or colorless mineral (hydrated calcium sulphate) used to make cements and plasters (especially plaster of Paris)
2.alabaster - a hard compact kind of calcitealabaster - a hard compact kind of calcite  
calcite - a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone
3.alabaster - a very light whitealabaster - a very light white      
whiteness, white - the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
Adj.1.alabaster - of or resembling alabasteralabaster - of or resembling alabaster; "alabaster statue"

alabaster

adjective
Of a light color or complexion:
Translations
alabaster

alabaster

[ˈæləbɑːstəʳ]
A. Nalabastro m
B. ADJalabastrino

alabaster

[ˈæləbɑːstər]
nalbâtre m
modif
(made of alabaster) [figure, vase] → en albâtre
(= smooth) [skin, neck, breasts, buttocks] → d'albâtre

alabaster

nAlabaster m
adj (lit)alabastern, Alabaster-; (fig liter)Alabaster-, wie Alabaster; alabaster skinAlabasterhaut f

alabaster

[ˈæləbɑːstəʳ] nalabastro