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chlam·ys

 (klăm′ĭs, klā′mĭs)
n. pl. chlam·ys·es or chlam·y·des (klăm′ĭ-dēz′)
A short mantle fastened at the shoulder, worn by men in ancient Greece.

[Latin, from Greek khlamus.]

chlamys

(ˈklæmɪs)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a short woollen cloak, secured on the right shoulder, worn by ancient Greek men and soldiers
2. botany the perianth or external part of a flower

chla•mys

(ˈkleɪ mɪs, ˈklæm ɪs)

n., pl. chla•mys•es (ˈkleɪ mɪ sɪz, ˈklæm ɪ-)
chlam•y•des (ˈklæm ɪˌdiz)
a short cloak fastened at the shoulder, worn by men in ancient Greece.
[1740–50; < Latin < Greek chlamýs]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chlamys - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistilschlamys - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
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 bud; usually green
falls - the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
2.chlamys - a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece
cape, mantle - a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
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