Pyxides



[pik-sis] /ˈpɪk sɪs/

noun, plural pyxides
[pik-si-deez] /ˈpɪk sɪˌdiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Greek and Roman Antiquity. a box of a usually cylindrical shape having a lid with a knob in the center, used for toilet articles.
2.
(def 1).
3.
Botany. a pyxidium.
/ˈpɪksɪs/
noun (pl) pyxides (ˈpɪksɪˌdiːz)
1.
a small box used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to hold medicines, etc
2.
a rare word for pyx
3.
another name for pyxidium
/ˈpɪksɪs/
noun (Latin genitive) Pyxidis (ˈpɪksɪdɪs)
1.
an inconspicuous constellation close to Puppis that was originally considered part of the more extensive constellation Argo

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