Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, a form of vase with a long handle, used especially for dipping, as for taking wine from the crater to pour into the oinochoë or directly into the cup. It was often made in the form of a ladle.
  • n. An ancient liquid measure, equivalent to /12 of a xestes, or ⅙ of a cotyle.
  • n. In botany, a name sometimes given to a small conical or cup-shaped organ or cavity, as one of the receptacles on the frond of Marchantia.
  • n. [cap.] A genus of fungi belonging to the Nidulariacei.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.