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pyxis

pyx·is

pyxis

 
pronunciation:
pIk sihs
part of speech: noun
inflections: pyxides
definition 1: a lidded vase or box, usu. cylindrical, that was used to store toilet articles in ancient Greece and Rome.
definition 2: a seed pod that drops its seeds when the lid falls off, as in the purslane; pyxidium.
definition 3: a lidded box or vessel, such as that in which the Eucharist is kept; pyx.