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thyr•sus



Pronunciation: (thûr'sus), [key]
n.,
pl. -siPronunciation: (-sī). [key]

1. Bot.a thyrse.
2. Gk. Antiq.a staff tipped with a pine cone and sometimes twined with ivy and vine branches, borne by Dionysus and his votaries.

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