scyphus


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scyphus

(ˈsaɪfəs)
n, pl -phi (-faɪ)
1. (Archaeology) an ancient Greek two-handled drinking cup without a footed base
2. (Botany) botany a cuplike body formed at the end of the thallus in certain lichens
[C18: from Latin: goblet, from Greek skuphos]
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Noun1.scyphus - an ancient Greek drinking cupscyphus - an ancient Greek drinking cup; two handles and footed base
cup - a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle; "he put the cup back in the saucer"; "the handle of the cup was missing"
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"Nec bella fuerunt, Faginus astabat dum scyphus ante dapes." "Nor wars did men molest, When only beechen bowls were in request."
It is characterized by its scyphose, corticate podetia that present proliferations growing from the scyphus center.
5 Nec scyphus hic dabitur, rutilo cui forte metallo crustatum stringat tortilis ansa latus.