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English definition of “amphora”

amphora

noun [C]     /ˈæm.fər.ə/ US  /-fɚ.ə/ (plural amphorae   /-iː/   or amphoras)
a long , narrow clay container , wider at the top than at the base , that has two handles and was used in ancient times especially for storing oil or wine Ceramics and potteryContainers for liquids and gases
(Definition of amphora noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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