Definition of pyxis in English:

pyxis

noun

  • A small box or casket.

Origin

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek puxis, from puxos box.

Pronunciation

pyxis

/ˈpɪksɪs/

Definition of Pyxis in English:

Pyxis

proper noun

Astronomy
  • 1A small and inconspicuous southern constellation (the Compass Box or Mariner's Compass), lying in the Milky Way between Vela and Puppis.

    1. 1.1as genitive Pyxidis /ˈpɪksɪdɪs/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation:
      ‘the star Alpha Pyxidis’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation

Pyxis

/ˈpɪksɪs/