Calyx



Botany. the outermost group of floral parts; the sepals.
Anatomy, Zoology. a cuplike part.
Contemporary Examples

Did Julie Schenecker Kill Her Kids? Amy Green February 7, 2011
Did Julie Schenecker Kill Her Kids? Amy Green February 7, 2011

Historical Examples

The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray
Trees of the Northern United States Austin C. Apgar
Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling Emma Peachey
The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray
The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling Emma Peachey
The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines T. H. Pardo de Tavera
The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling Emma Peachey

noun (pl) calyxes, calyces (ˈkælɪˌsiːz; ˈkeɪlɪ-)
the sepals of a flower collectively, forming the outer floral envelope that protects the developing flower bud Compare corolla
any cup-shaped cavity or structure, esp any of the divisions of the human kidney (renal calyx) that form the renal pelvis
n.
calyx
(kā’lĭks, kāl’ĭks)
The sepals of a flower considered as a group. The calyx is the outermost whorl of a flower. See more at sepal.

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  • Calyces

    a plural of calyx. Botany. the outermost group of floral parts; the sepals. Anatomy, Zoology. a cuplike part. Historical Examples Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley Birds of the Indian Hills Douglas Dewar The Butterflies of the British Isles Richard South Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers John Wood Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, […]

  • Calyciform

    shaped like a calyx. Historical Examples The New Stone Age in Northern Europe John M. Tyler The New Stone Age in Northern Europe John M. Tyler



  • Calycine

    pertaining to or resembling a calyx. adjective relating to, belonging to, or resembling a calyx

  • Calycle

    Zoology. Also, caliculus. a structure shaped like a cup. Botany. a set of bracts resembling an outer calyx. Historical Examples Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various noun (zoology) a cup-shaped structure, as in the coral skeleton (botany) another name for epicalyx



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