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calyx


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calyx  \Ca"lyx\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Calyxes},  L.  {Calyces}.  [L.  calyx, 
  -ycis,  fr  Gr  ?  husk,  shell,  calyx,  from  the  root  of  ?  to 
  cover,  conceal.  Cf  {Chalice  Helmet}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  The  covering  of  a  flower.  See  {Flower}. 
 
  Note:  The  calyx  is  usually  green  and  foliaceous,  but  becomes 
  delicate  and  petaloid  in  such  flowers  as  the  anemone 
  and  the  four-o'clock.  Each  leaf  of  the  calyx  is  called 
  a  sepal. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  A  cuplike  division  of  the  pelvis  of  the  kidney, 
  which  surrounds  one  or  more  of  the  renal  papill[ae]. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calyx 
  n  :  the  sepals  of  a  flower  collectively  forming  the  outer  floral 
  envelope  or  layer  of  the  perianth  enclosing  a  developing 
  bud;  usually  green 




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