cyathus

noun cy·a·thus \ˈsīəthəs\

Definition of cyathus

  1. 1 or kyathos \ˈkīəˌthäs\ plural cyathi \-ˌthī\ or kyathoi \-ˌthȯi\ :  a long-handled cup or earthenware ladle used especially in ancient Greece for filling drinking cups with wine

  2. 2 plural cyathi [New Latin, from Latin] :  any small cup-shaped cavity or organ of a plant; especially :  cupule 1c

  3. 3 capitalized [New Latin, from Latin] :  a genus of bird's-nest fungi having the fruit body narrowed at the base and flaring at the top — compare nidulariaceae

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Origin and Etymology of cyathus

Latin & Greek; Latin cyathus, from Greek kyathos; akin to Greek koilos hollow


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