from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vase-shaped basket represented in Greek painting and sculpture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical antiquity, a basket in which Greek and Roman women kept their work. It is often represented on monuments, especially as a symbol of maidenhood.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of adephagous beetles, of the family Carabidæ, having obliquely sinuate elytra and serrate claws. C. impunctata is an example.
Latin, from Greek kalathos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)