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A hornlike drinking vessel of ancient times, often having a pointed end shaped like an animal or animal's head.

[Greek rhuton, from neuter of rhutos, fluid, liquid; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ta (-tə)
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a horn-shaped drinking vessel with a hole in the pointed end through which to drink
[C19: from Greek rhuton, from rhutos flowing; related to rhein to flow]
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The centerpiece of the exhibit at the National History Museum is a group of 20 rhytons, drinking vessels each with a pointed end shaped like an animal or an animal's head, for which Bozhkov has a particular passion.
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