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.
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Tonight Bill has got a specimen of limestone with archeo-cyathus.
To-night Bill has got a specimen of limestone with archeo-cyathus -- the trouble is one cannot imagine where the stone comes from; it is evidently rare, as few specimens occur in the moraine.
_Vina Opimia_ is best; but because one drinks a _cyathus_  of that, why should he forego a good nil of
Maguire, "says he," valce desidhero, certiorem fieri de significatione istius verbi _eversor_ quo jam jam usus es "-- (well, surely I _am_ the boy for the Latin!)" _Eversor_, id est cyathus, "says his Riv'rence," nam apud nos