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canopic jar

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

Definition of CANOPIC JAR

:  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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