noun, plural cyathia [sahy-ath-ee-uh] . Botany.
an inflorescence consisting of a cup-shaped involucre enclosing an apetalous, pistillate flower surrounded by several staminate flowers.

< Neo-Latin < Greek kyáthion, diminutive of kýathos ladle Unabridged
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