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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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Department of Agricultures (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to allow the importation of fresh persimmon with calyxes from Japan into the United States under a systems approach.
Twenty-two vegetable farmers and traders from Bamako rated the African eggplant and roselle varieties based on visual characteristics (fruit color, fruit shape, number of fruits per plant, fruit size, number of secondary branches per plant, leaf size, leaf shape, leaf color, number of calyxes per plant, calyx shape, and calyx color).
Additional experiments were carried out in the field to evaluate the nutrition value of the stem, leaf and calyxes of two roselle varieties (thai red and red drops).