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canopic jar

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noun ca·no·pic jar \kə-ˈnō-pik-, -ˈnä-\

Definition of canopic jar

  1. :  a jar in which the ancient Egyptians preserved the viscera of a deceased person usually for burial with the mummy



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Origin of canopic jar

Canopus, Egyptian


First Known Use: 1893


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