noun \ˈpiks\

Definition of PYX

:  a container for the reserved host; especially :  a small round metal receptacle used to carry the Eucharist to the sick
:  a box used in a mint for deposit of sample coins reserved for testing weight and fineness

Origin of PYX

Middle English, from Medieval Latin pyxis, from Latin, box, from Greek, from pyxos box (shrub)
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with PYX


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