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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scy·phus n.; pl. Scyphi
 1. Antiq. A kind of large drinking cup, -- used by Greeks and Romans, esp. by poor folk.
 2. Bot. (a) The cup of a narcissus, or a similar appendage to the corolla in other flowers. (b) A cup-shaped stem or podetium in lichens. Also called scypha. See Illust. of Cladonia pyxidata, under Lichen.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an ancient Greek drinking cup; two handles and footed base
      [also: scyphi (pl)]