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scyphus

[ sahy-fuhs ]
/ ˈsaɪ fəs /
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noun, plural scy·phi [sahy-fahy]. /ˈsaɪ faɪ/.
a cup-shaped part, as of a flower.
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Origin of scyphus

First recorded in 1720–80; from Latin, from Greek skýphos; see origin at skyphos
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British Dictionary definitions for scyphus

scyphus
/ (ˈsaɪfəs) /

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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