Scy"phus (?), n.; pl. Scyphi (#). [L., a cup, Gr. .]
A kind of large drinking cup, -- used by Greeks and Romans, esp. by poor folk.
2. Bot. (a)
The cup of a narcissus, or a similar appendage to the corolla in other flowers.
A cup-shaped stem or podetium in lichens. Also called scypha. See Illust. of Cladonia pyxidata, under Lichen.
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