Pronunciation: (al'u-bas"tur, -bä"stur),[key] —n. 1. a finely granular variety of gypsum, often white and translucent, used for ornamental objects or work, such as lamp bases, figurines, etc.
2. Also calledOriental alabaster. a variety of calcite, often banded, used or sold as alabaster.
—adj.Also,al•a•bas•trinePronunciation: (al"u•bas'trin).[key] 1. made of alabaster: an alabaster column. 2. resembling alabaster; smooth and white: her alabaster throat.