a cup for the wine of the Eucharist or Mass.
the wine contained in it.
a drinking cup or goblet.
a cuplike blossom.
(of plants) having cup-shaped flowers
(poetic) a drinking cup; goblet
(Christianity) a gold or silver cup containing the wine at Mass
the calyx of a flower, esp a cup-shaped calyx
early 14c., from Anglo-French chalice, from Old French chalice, collateral form of calice (Modern French calice), from Latin calicem (nominative calix) “cup,” cognate with Greek kylix “cup, drinking cup, cup of a flower,” from PIE root *kal- “cup.” Ousted Old English cognate cælic, an ecclesiastical borrowing of the Latin word, and earlier Middle English caliz, from Old North French.
chalicosis chal·i·co·sis (kāl’ĭ-kō’sĭs) n. Pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of dust, occurring especially in stone cutters.
a horselike fossil of the genus Chalicotherium and related genera, common in Europe, Asia, and Africa during the Tertiary Period, having a sloping back and three-toed, clawed feet. noun any of various very large extinct Tertiary horselike perissodactyl mammals that had clawed feet but otherwise resembled titanotheres chalicothere (kāl’ĭ-kə-thîr’) Any of various large extinct mammals […]
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noun (sometimes derogatory) a formal method of teaching, in which the focal points are the blackboard and the teacher’s voice, as contrasted with more informal child-centred activities
a soft, white, powdery limestone consisting chiefly of fossil shells of foraminifers. a prepared piece of chalk or chalklike substance for marking, as a blackboard crayon. a mark made with chalk. a score or tally. to mark or write with chalk. to rub over or whiten with chalk. to treat or mix with chalk: to […]