membranous ampulla


[am-puhl-uh, -pool-uh]
An Ampulla (plural "ampullae") was, in Ancient Rome, a "small nearly globular flask or bottle, with two handles" (OED). The word is used of these in archaeology, and of later, often handle-less flasks for holy water or holy oil in the Middle Ages, often bought as souvenirs of pilgrimages.

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