noun Am·pyx \ˈam(ˌ)piks\

Definition of Ampyx

  1. :  a genus of small blind Ordovician trilobites with a long spine at the anterior end of the head

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Origin and Etymology of ampyx

New Latin, from Greek, woman's diadem, probably from am- (from ana-) + -pyx (akin to Greek pykazein to cover closely, surround, crown); akin to Avestan pusā- diadem

First Known Use: 1843

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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