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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere, near Antlia and Puppis.

[New Latin Pyxis (nautica), (mariner's) compass, from Greek puxis, box.]


n. pl. pyx·i·des (pĭk′sĭ-dēz′) Botany
A capsule dehiscing transversely by a lid that falls off to release the seeds.

[Latin pyxis, box, from Greek puxis.]
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n, pl pyxides (ˈpɪksɪˌdiːz)
1. (Historical Terms) a small box used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to hold medicines, etc
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a rare word for pyx
3. (Banking & Finance) a rare word for pyx
4. (Botany) another name for pyxidium
[C14: via Latin from Greek: box]


n, Latin genitive Pyxidis (ˈpɪksɪdɪs)
(Astronomy) an inconspicuous constellation close to Puppis that was originally considered part of the more extensive constellation Argo
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or pix


1. the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept.
2. a chest at a mint, in which specimen coins are reserved for trial by weight and assay.
[1350–1400; Middle English pyxe < Latin pyxis < Greek pyxís a box, orig. made of boxwood]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyxis - fruit of such plants as the plantainpyxis - fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
2.Pyxis - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Antlia
Argo - formerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross; now divided into Carina and Pyxis and Puppis and Vela
3.pyxis - a small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
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