- the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept.
- a watch-shaped container for carrying the Eucharist to the sick.
Origin of pyx
Examples from the Web for pyxes
The most diligent search was made for beads and pyxes, censers and crucifixes; not a fragment of either could be discovered.A Yacht Voyage Round England|W.H.G. Kingston
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Word Origin for pyx
c.1400, "a box," especially the vessel in which the host or consecrated bread is preserved, from Latin pyxis, from Greek pyxis "box-wood; a box," from pyxos "box-wood; box-tree," of uncertain origin.