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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (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.

Usage examples (28)
  • The so-called calyx-tube of roses is elsewhere alluded to.
  • The calyx is a bright brown colour, rather large and bell-shaped.
  • The calyx is the outer covering of the flower — the symmetrical cup in which it commonly rests.
  • In the cherry, peach and apple, the calyx is a cup or tube with the upper edge divided into lobes. for more
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