xystus

noun xys·tus \ˈzistəs\

Definition of xystus

plural

xysti

\-ˌstī, -ˌstē\
  1. :  a long and open portico used especially by ancient Greeks or Romans for athletic exercises in wintry or stormy weather; sometimes :  a walk lined with trees

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Origin and Etymology of xystus

Latin, from Greek xystos, from xystos, adjective, scraped, polished; from its smooth floor


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