[sahy-fuh s]

noun, plural scy·phi [sahy-fahy] /ˈsaɪ faɪ/.

a cup-shaped part, as of a flower.

Origin of scyphus

1770–80; < Latin < Greek skýphos drinking bowl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for scyphus


noun plural -phi (-faɪ)

an ancient Greek two-handled drinking cup without a footed base
botany a cuplike body formed at the end of the thallus in certain lichens

Word Origin for scyphus

C18: from Latin: goblet, from Greek skuphos
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