Kamares

noun

Ka·​ma·​res
variants or Kamarais
kəˈmäˌres,
-rə̇s
plural Kamares or Kamarais
: a gaily colored Minoan pottery reaching its peak of excellence about 2000 b.c.

Word History

Etymology

from Kamares, cave on the south slope of Mount Ida, Crete, where it was discovered

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“Kamares.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kamares. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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