Definition of chalice
1 : a drinking cup : goblet; especially : the eucharistic cup
2 : the cup-shaped interior of a flower
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Chalice is a realistic and sympathetic character who does not want to be a superhero and have the fate of the world on her shoulders.
The artwork for this one features knights and ladies, with chalices and crests.
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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
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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