Mur"rhine (?), a. [L. murrhinus, fr. murrha: cf. F. murrhin.]

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.


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