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English noun: pyxis

1. pyxis (plant) fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released


Synonymspyxidium


Broader (hypernym)fruit

2. Pyxis (object) a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Antlia


Instance hypernymconstellation


Part meronymArgo

3. pyxis (artifact) a small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines


Broader (hypernym)box









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