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ca·lyx

 (kā′lĭks, kăl′ĭks)
n. pl. ca·ly·ces (kā′lĭ-sēz′, kăl′ĭ-) also ca·lyx·es
1. Botany The outermost part of a flower, consisting of the sepals.
2. Anatomy A cuplike structure, such as the collecting structures into which the pelvis of the kidney is divided.
3. Ecclesiastical A calix.

[Latin calyx, calyc-, from Greek kalux.]

calyx

(ˈkeɪlɪks; ˈkælɪks)
n, pl calyxes or calyces (ˈkælɪˌsiːz; ˈkeɪlɪ-)
1. (Botany) the sepals of a flower collectively, forming the outer floral envelope that protects the developing flower bud. Compare corolla
2. (Anatomy) any cup-shaped cavity or structure, esp any of the divisions of the human kidney (renal calyx) that form the renal pelvis
[C17: from Latin, from Greek kalux shell, from kaluptein to cover, hide]
calycate adj

ca•lyx

(ˈkeɪ lɪks, ˈkæl ɪks)

n., pl. ca•lyx•es, cal•y•ces (ˈkæl əˌsiz, ˈkeɪ lə-)
1. the outermost group of floral parts; the sepals collectively.
2. Anat., Zool. a cuplike part.
[1665–75; < Latin < Greek kályx husk, covering]

ca·lyx

(kā′lĭks, kăl′ĭks)
The sepals of a flower considered as a group.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing budcalyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
sepal - one of the green parts that form the calyx of a flower
hull - persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry
chlamys, floral envelope, perianth, perigone, perigonium - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
pappus - calyx composed of scales or bristles or featherlike hairs in plants of the Compositae such as thistles and dandelions
curl, curlicue, gyre, ringlet, scroll, whorl, coil, roll - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
Translations
kalich

calyx

[ˈkeɪlɪks] N (calyxes or calyces (pl)) [ˈkeɪlɪsiːz]cáliz m

calyx

n pl <calyces or -es> → Blütenkelch m

ca·lyx

n. cáliz, colector en forma de copa.
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Bates, 1868) 249 Synargis orestessa Hubner, [1819] 250 Synargis phliassus (Clerck, 1764) 251 Synargis pittheus (Hoffmannsegg, 1818) * 252 Synargis tytia (Cramer, 1777) 253 Synargus abaris (Cramer, 1776) 254 Synargis calyce (Felder & Felder, 1862) 255 Synargis sp.
Estos rasgos fueron descritos en el protologo como "Hoc genus differt an Aristolochia calyce basi non in utriculo inflato nec superius in tubum contracto sed campanulato, styloque tantum apice crenato non in lobos diviso" (Duchartre, 1854:33).
Alonso adscribenda, affinis Matisia bracteolosae Ducke, calyce 5-alatus sed in flores pedicello longiore, 25-37(45) mm, bracteolis subverticillatis, 8-15(18) mm longas et 2-3.
He is also acknowledged as the forerunner of Hellenistic romantic poetry with such works as Calyce and Rhadine.
affinis, sed inflorescentiis compactis, bracteis rhombeis, caudatis apice, atenuatis base, ascendentibus, calyce glabrato, tubo corollae longiore et invaginato.
Ab omnibus ceteris speciebus generis Cuatresiae calyce cupulato minute lobato pubescenti pilis patentibus cylindricis ornato, inflorescentiis monochasiatis ad internodia dispositis, longis pendulis, floribus alternis in seriebus duabus manifesteflexuosis dispositis, calice accrescenti fructum omnino cooperiente plicaturas aristatas formante differt.
Robyns adscribenda et affinis Eriotheca longipedicellatae (Ducke) Robyns, a qua imprimis differt foliis 4-5 foliolatis, pedunculo inflorescentiae breviore, 2-5 mm longis, calyce profunde 2-lobato, lobiis 5-8 mm longis, petalis 3,3-3,5 cm longis, tubo stamineo cilindrico 16-18(20) mm longis.
The stone clearance was shown to be poorer for an actually angled than an obtusely angled inferior calyce and better for a shorter calyce with wider than a longer calyce with narrower infundibulum.
Robyns, sed differt foliola late elliptica vel obovato-elliptica, basi generaliter rotunda vel leniter cordata; flores breviores ad 7,5-9 cm longis, calyce ad 1,5 X 2 cm, tubus stamineus glaber ad 7-9 mm longis, basi filamenta (c.
Salvia Sizzler (salmon bicolour salvia) is a real summer scorcher - the hot orange calyce supports a long soft pink tube.