noun - ˈkā-liks
A cup; chalice.
Origin: Latin calic, calyx.
First Known Use: 1698.
In Medicine: variant of Calyx, a cuplike organ or cavity, e.g. one of the recesses of the kidney pelvis.
In Greek: A boy's name meaning very handsome.
History of the Chalice in the Church
The chalice occupies the first place among sacred vessels, and by a figure of speech the material cup is often used as if it were synonymous with the precious blood itself.
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