scyphus

noun
scy·​phus | \ ˈsīfəs \
plural scyphi\ -​ˌfī \

Definition of scyphus

1 or skyphos \ ˈskīˌfäs \ plural skyphoi\ -​ˌfȯi \ : a drinking vessel with a deep body, flat bottom, and two small horizontal handles near the rim and used especially in ancient Greece
2 [New Latin, from Latin, cup] : a cup-shaped enlargement of the podetium in lichens

called also scypha

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History and Etymology for scyphus

Latin, from Greek skyphos

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“Scyphus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scyphus. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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