Ces"tus (?), n. [L. cestus girdle, Gr. , lit., stitched, embroidered.]

1. Antiq.

A girdle; particularly that of Aphrodite (or Venus) which gave the wearer the power of exciting love.

2. Zool.

A genus of Ctenophora. The typical species (Cestus Veneris) is remarkable for its brilliant iridescent colors, and its long, girdlelike form.


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Ces"tus, n. [L. caestus, and cestus.] Antiq.

A covering for the hands of boxers, made of leather bands, and often loaded with lead or iron.


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