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Meaning of apothecary jar

apoth'ecary jar"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a small, covered jar, formerly used by druggists to hold pharmaceuticals, now chiefly in household use to hold spices, candies, cosmetics, etc., and sometimes decorated, as a lamp base or flower vase.
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