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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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