HyperDic: pyxis

English > 3 senses of the word pyxis / Pyxis:
NOUNplantpyxis, pyxidiumfruit of such plants as the plantain
objectPyxisa constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Antlia
artifactpyxisa small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines
pyxis / Pyxis > pronunciation
Soundspih'ksihs
Rhymesabyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > pyxis: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningfruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released.
Synonympyxidium
BroaderfruitThe ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
English > Pyxis: 3 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Antlia.
Instance ofconstellationA configuration of stars as seen from the earth
Part ofArgoformerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross
SpanishBrújula, Pyxis
CatalanPyxis
English > pyxis: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines.
BroaderboxA (usually rectangular) container

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