The ladle (cyathus, Fig. 127) held about one-twelfth of a pint, or more probably was graduated by twelfths.
Vina Opimia is best; but because one drinks a cyathus of that, why should he forego a good nil of Thasian or Ccuban?
cyathus stercoreus varies considerably, however, as to shape and size of cups, according to habitat.
This genus is distinguished from cyathus, its nearest ally, by the peridial wall, consisting of two layers only.
Cyathiformis is from cyathus, a drinking cup; formis, form or shape.
When old they become smoother, and are sometimes mistaken for cyathus vernicosus.
Mulberries were present in one stomach and fragments of bird's-nest fungi (cyathus striatus) were present in another.