Pan*cra"ti*um (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. a complete contest, fr. all-powerful; , , all + strength.]

1. Gr. Antiq.

An athletic contest involving both boxing and wrestling.

2. Bot.

A genus of Old World amaryllideous bulbous plants, having a funnel-shaped perianth with six narrow spreading lobes. The American species are now placed in the related genus Hymenocallis.


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