noun, plural pyx·i·des [pik-si-deez] /ˈpɪk sɪˌdiz/.
Greek and Roman Antiquity. a box of a usually cylindrical shape having a lid with a knob in the center, used for toilet articles.
Botany. a pyxidium.
Origin of pyxis
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek pyxís a box
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Related Words for pyxidestrunk, case, strongbox, casket, chiffonier, commode, crate, cabinet, bureau, coffer, treasury, bin, carton, receptacle, exchequer, reliquary, pyxis
noun plural pyxides (ˈpɪksɪˌdiːz)
Word Origin for pyxis
C14: via Latin from Greek: box
noun Latin genitive Pyxidis (ˈpɪksɪdɪs)
an inconspicuous constellation close to Puppis that was originally considered part of the more extensive constellation Argo
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