from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small genus of cruciferous plants; shepherd's-purse (which see).
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- n. shepherd's purse
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Spelman (_Glossary, sub voce_) endeavours to convince us that _capella_ is the same as _capsella_, the diminutive of _capsa_; thus making
Even the names by which they were known (capsa, capsella, theca, pyxis, arca etc.) are quite general in character, and it seems certain that the same names also designated receptacles for the Blessed Eucharist, the holy oils, and other pious objects.
V. Reliquary; DE ROSSI, La capsella reliquiaria africana in Omaggio a Leone XIII (Rome, 1888); MOLINIER,