scybalous scyb·a·lous (sĭb’ə-ləs)
Of, relating to, or characterized by a scybalum.
scybalum scyb·a·lum (sĭb’ə-ləm) n. pl. scyb·a·la (-lə) A hard round mass of inspissated feces.
- Scylla and charybdis
Scylla and Charybdis [(sil-uh; kuh-rib-dis)] In classical mythology, Scylla was a horrible six-headed monster who lived on a rock on one side of a narrow strait. Charybdis was a whirlpool on the other side. When ships passed close to Scylla’s rock in order to avoid Charybdis, she would seize and devour their sailors. Aeneas, Jason, […]
adjective 1. being in the shape of a cup; cup-shaped.
1. a combining form representing scyphus, in compound words: scyphiform.