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Pancratium

pancratium

1. An athletic contest involving both boxing and wrestling.

2. (Science: botany) A genus of old world amaryllideous bulbous plants, having a funnel-shaped perianth with six narrow spreading lobes. The American species are now placed in the related genus Hymenocallis.

Origin: L, fr. Gr. A complete contest, fr. All-powerful, all _ strength.


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