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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pyxis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A seed capsule in the form of a box, the seeds being released when the top splits off.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pod which divides circularly into an upper and lower half, of which the former acts as a kind of lid, as in the pimpernel and purslane.
  • n. The theca of mosses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, same as pyxis, 9.
  • n. [capitalized] In zoology, a genus of Vorticellinid├Ž.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released

Etymologies

New Latin, from Greek puxidion, diminutive of puxis, box.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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