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Definition 1: a small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines - [noun denoting artifact]

(pyxis is a kind of ...) a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid

"he rummaged through a box of spare parts"

Definition 2: a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Antlia - [noun denoting object]

(pyxis is an instance of ...) a configuration of stars as seen from the earth

(... is part of pyxis) formerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross; now divided into Carina and Pyxis and Puppis and Vela

Definition 3: fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released - [noun denoting plant]

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(pyxis is a kind of ...) the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

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