Meaning of pyx


Pronunciation: (piks), [key]
— n.
    1. the box or vessel in which the reserved Eucharist or Host is kept.
    2. a watch-shaped container for carrying the Eucharist to the sick.
  1. Also calleda box or chest at a mint, in which specimen coins are deposited and reserved for trial by weight and assay.
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