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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small cist; specifically, a reliquary of the shape of a box or casket.
  • n. [capitalized] In zoology: A genus of gastropodous mollusks, of the family Cyclostomidæ.
  • n. A genus of reptiles.
  • n. In botany, the small cup-shaped conceptacle of certain lichens.


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