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scyphus

[sahy-fuh s] /ˈsaɪ fəs/
noun, plural scyphi
[sahy-fahy] /ˈsaɪ faɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a cup-shaped part, as of a flower.
2.
Origin of scyphus
1770-1780
1770-80; < Latin < Greek skýphos drinking bowl
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scyphus

/ˈsaɪfəs/
noun (pl) -phi (-faɪ)
1.
an ancient Greek two-handled drinking cup without a footed base
2.
(botany) a cuplike body formed at the end of the thallus in certain lichens
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: goblet, from Greek skuphos
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