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NOUN (3)

1. fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released;
[syn: pyxidium, pyxis]

2. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Antlia;

3. a small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines;

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pyxis \Pyx*is\, n. [L.] 1. A box; a pyx. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A pyxidium. [1913 Webster] 3. (Anat.) The acetabulum. See Acetabulum, 2. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pyxis n 1: fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released [syn: pyxidium, pyxis] 2: a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Antlia 3: a small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines