chalice

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noun chal·ice \ˈcha-ləs\

Definition of chalice

  1. 1 :  a drinking cup :  goblet; especially :  the eucharistic cup

  2. 2 :  the cup-shaped interior of a flower

Origin and Etymology of chalice

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin calic-, calix; akin to Greek kalyx calyx


First Known Use: 14th century



CHALICE Defined for English Language Learners

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noun chal·ice \ˈcha-ləs\

Definition of chalice for English Language Learners

  • : a special cup for holding wine; especially : the cup used in the Christian ceremony of Communion


CHALICE Defined for Kids

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noun chal·ice \ˈcha-ləs\

Definition of chalice for Students

  1. :  goblet


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