Pancratium Pan*cra"ti*um, n. [L., fr. Gr. pagkra`tion a complete contest, fr. pagkrath`s all-powerful; pa^s, pa^n, all + kra`tos strength.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Gr. Antiq.) An athletic contest involving both boxing and wrestling. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

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