from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A pyxis.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, same as
- noun [capitalized] In zoology, a genus of Vorticellinidæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A pod which divides circularly into an upper and lower half, of which the former acts as a kind of lid, as in the pimpernel and purslane.
- noun The theca of mosses.
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- noun botany A
seed capsulein the form of a box, the seeds being released when the top splits off.
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- noun fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin, from Greek puxidion, diminutive of puxis, box.]
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