from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Greek antiquity, a large drinking-cup shaped like the kylix, and, like it, with two handles not extending above the rim, but without a foot.
  • noun In botany:
  • noun A cup-shaped appendage to a flower, etc., as the crown of the narcissus.
  • noun In lichens, a cup-like dilatation of the podetium or stalk-like elongation of the thallus, bearing shields upon its margin.
  • noun Also scypha.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Antiq.) A kind of large drinking cup, -- used by Greeks and Romans, esp. by poor folk.
  • noun The cup of a narcissus, or a similar appendage to the corolla in other flowers.
  • noun A cup-shaped stem or podetium in lichens. Also called scypha. See Illust. of Cladonia pyxidata, under Lichen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an ancient Greek drinking cup; two handles and footed base


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