HyperDic: calyx

English > 1 sense of the word calyx:
NOUNplantcalyx(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
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English > calyx: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaning(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.
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Part ofperianth, chlamys, floral envelope, perigone, perigoniumCollective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
PartssepalOne of the green parts that form the calyx of a flower
Narrowerhullpersistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry
pappuscalyx composed of scales or bristles or featherlike hairs in plants of the Compositae such as thistles and dandelions
Broadercoil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scrollA round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
Spanishcáliz
Catalancalze
Adjectivescalyceal, calycine, calycinalof or relating to or resembling a calyx

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