from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An athletic contest involving both boxing and wrestling.
  • n. A genus of Old World amaryllideous bulbous plants, having a funnel-shaped perianth with six narrow spreading lobes. The American species are now placed in the related genus Hymenocallis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pl. pancratia (-ä). In Gr. antiquity, a gymnastic contest or game combining wrestling and boxing.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of ornamental plants, of the monocotyledonous order Amaryllideæ, the tribe Amarylleæ, and the subtribe Cyathiferæ, having a funnel-shaped perianth with narrow lobes, and ovary-cells containing many ovules.


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