Meaning of lekythos

lek•y•thos

Pronunciation: (lek'u-thos"), [key]
— pl. -thoi
  1. an oil jar having an ellipsoidal body, narrow neck, flanged mouth, curved handle extending from below the lip to the shoulder, and a narrow base terminating in a foot: used chiefly for ointments.
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