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n. pl. os·tra·ca (-kə)
An inscribed potsherd.

[Greek ostrakon, shell; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) (in ancient Greece) a potsherd used for ostracizing
2. (Archaeology) (in ancient Greece) a potsherd used for ostracizing
[from Greek]
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or os•tra•kon

(ˈɒs trəˌkɒn)

n., pl. -ca or -ka (-kə)
(in ancient Greece) a potsherd, esp. one used as a ballot on which the name of a person voted to be ostracized was inscribed.
[1880–85; < Greek óstrakon; see ostracize]
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