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Definitions of Murrhine

Pronunciation : Mur"rhine
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. murrhinus, fr. murrha: cf. F. murrhin.]
Definition : Defn: Made of the stone or material called by the Romans murrha; -- applied to certain costly vases of great beauty and delicacy used by the luxurious in Rome as wine cups; as, murrhine vases, cups, vessels. Murrhine glass, glassware made in imitation of murrhine vases and cups.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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