scyphus

[ sahy-fuhs ]

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

Origin of scyphus

1
First recorded in 1720–80; from Latin, from Greek skýphos; see origin at skyphos

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scyphus

/ (ˈsaɪfəs) /


nounplural -phi (-faɪ)
  1. an ancient Greek two-handled drinking cup without a footed base

  2. botany a cuplike body formed at the end of the thallus in certain lichens

Origin of scyphus

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C18: from Latin: goblet, from Greek skuphos

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