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 /ˈpiksidis/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Pyxis.
      ‘the star Alpha Pyxidis’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation

Pyxis

/ˈpiksis/