albarello

noun
al·​ba·​rel·​lo | \ ˌal-bə-ˈre-(ˌ)lō \
plural albarelli\ ˌal-​bə-​ˈre-​(ˌ)lē \ or albarellos

Definition of albarello

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

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First Known Use of albarello

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for albarello

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

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“Albarello.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albarello. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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