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A small box or casket.
Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek puxis, from puxos ‘box’.
1A small and inconspicuous southern constellation (the Compass Box or Mariner's Compass), lying in the Milky Way between Vela and Puppis.
- 1.1as genitive Pyxidis /ˈpɪksɪdɪs/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.‘the star Alpha Pyxidis’
- 1.1as genitive Pyxidis /ˈpɪksɪdɪs/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.