plural albarelli
or albarellos
: a majolica jar more or less cylindrical in form but with concave sides used originally as a container especially of drugs

Word History


Italian alberello bottle, phial, probably diminutive of albero poplar, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin albarus white poplar, from Latin albus white

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of albarello was in 1873

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“Albarello.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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