from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun An ancient liquid measure, equivalent to /12 of a xestes, or ⅙ of a cotyle.
  • noun 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.
  • noun [cap.] A genus of fungi belonging to the Nidulariacei.


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