Scyphus : Definition

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Definitions of Scyphus

Pronunciation : Scy"phus
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [L., a cup, Gr.
Definition : 1. (Antiq.)

Defn: A kind of large drinking cup, -- used by Greeks and Romans, esp. by poor folk.

2. (Bot.) (a) The cup of a narcissus, or a similar appendage to the corolla in other flowers. (b) A cup-shaped stem or podetium in lichens. Also called scypha. See Illust. of Cladonia pyxidata, under Lichen.

pl. Scyphi.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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