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chalice

[ chal-is ]
/ ˈtʃæl ɪs /
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noun
Ecclesiastical.
  1. a cup for the wine of the Eucharist or Mass.
  2. the wine contained in it.
a drinking cup or goblet.
a cuplike blossom.
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Origin of chalice

before 900; Middle English <Middle French <Latin calici- (stem of calix) cup; replacing Middle English caliz, calc,Old English calic<Latin calici-, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM chalice

chal·iced [chal-ist], /ˈtʃæl ɪst/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chalice

chalice
/ (ˈtʃælɪs) /

noun
poetic a drinking cup; goblet
Christianity a gold or silver cup containing the wine at Mass
the calyx of a flower, esp a cup-shaped calyx

Word Origin for chalice

C13: from Old French, from Latin calix cup; related to Greek kalux calyx
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