Definition of Blood cup
1. Noun. A scarlet European fungus with cup-shaped ascocarp.
Generic synonyms: Cup Fungus, Discomycete
Group relationships: Genus Peziza, Peziza
Lexicographical Neighbors of Blood Cup
Literary usage of Blood cup
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, Terms & Nursery Rhymes by John Bellenden Ker (1840)
"Friar's true-blood-cup) this is set aside (at an end) in your regard [ie if you turn Papist your Eve incurred consignment to Satan is redeemed by it]; ..."
2. The American Monthly Magazine by Daughters of the American Revolution (1895)
"It was in very truth a blood-cup, Sang Real or San Graal, and was Phallic, though not feminine as was the Holy Grail. ..."
3. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1911)
"Contains colours similar to alizarin. Elderberry: Source—Sambucus canadensis; S. nigra; S. pubens. Red. Fairy cup; or blood cup: ..."
4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1863)
"... as the disease is one evidently depending upon a morbid but not inflammatory condition of the blood. Cup- piug has been tried in a number of cases, ..."