(Cy*ath"i*form) a. [L. cyathus a cup (Gr, ky`aqos) - form:cf. F. cyathiforme.] In the form
of a cup, a little widened at the top.
(Cy*ath"olith) n. ky`aqos a cup + -lith.]> (Biol.) A kind of coccolith, which in shape resembles
a minute cup widened at the top, and varies in size from &frac1x6000 to &frac1x8000 of an inch.
(Cy`a*tho*phyl"loid) a. [NL. cyathophyllum, fr. Gr. ky`aqos a cup + fy`llon a leaf.]
(Paleon.) Like, or pertaining to, the family Cyathophyllidæ.
(Cy`a*tho*phyl"loid), n. (Paleon.) A fossil coral of the family Cyathophyllidæ; sometimes
extended to fossil corals of other related families belonging to the group Rugosa; also called cup
corals. Thay are found in paleozoic rocks.
(Cy"cad) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the natural order Cycadaceæ, as the sago palm, etc.
(Cyc`a*da"ceous) a. (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an order of plants like the palms,
but having exogenous wood. The sago palm is an example.
(Cy"cas) n. [Of uncertain origin. Linnæus derives it from one of the "obscure Greek words."] (Bot.)
A genus of trees, intermediate in character between the palms and the pines. The pith of the trunk of
some species furnishes a valuable kind of sago.
(Cyc"la*men) n. [NL., fr. Gr. kykla`minos, kyklami`s.] (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Primrose
family, having depressed rounded corms, and pretty nodding flowers with the petals so reflexed as to
point upwards, whence it is called rabbits' ears. It is also called sow bread, because hogs are said to
eat the corms.
(Cyc"la*min) n. A white amorphous substance, regarded as a glucoside, extracted from the
corm of Cyclamen Europæum.
(Cy"clas) n. [Cf. Ciclatoun.] A long gown or surcoat (cut off in front), worn in the Middle Ages.
It was sometimes embroidered or interwoven with gold. Also, a rich stuff from which the gown was made.
(Cy"cle) n. [F. ycle, LL. cyclus, fr. Gr. ky`klos ring or circle, cycle; akin to Skr. cakra wheel,
circle. See Wheel.]
1. An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres. Milton.
2. An interval of time in which a certain succession of events or phenomena is completed, and then
returns again and again, uniformly and continually in the same order; a periodical space of time marked
by the recurrence of something peculiar; as, the cycle of the seasons, or of the year.
Wages . . . bear a full proportion . . . to the medium of provision during the last bad cycle of twenty
3. An age; a long period of time.
Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.
4. An orderly list for a given time; a calendar. [Obs.]
We . . . present our gardeners with a complete cycle of what is requisite to be done throughout every
month of the year.