calyxnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkeɪ.lɪks/ us /ˈkeɪ.lɪks/ plural calyces uk /ˈkeɪ.lɪ.siːz/ us calyxes specialized
Examples from literature
- If we examine a blossom bud just before it opens we will see only the calyx.
- In the buttercup and mustard the calyx is divided into separate parts called sepals.
- The flowers usually have a calyx, and may have only stamens or carpels, or both.
- We call this cloak the calyx, because when it opens it looks like a cup, and the word calyx means cup.
- When the petals fall, the calyx is open and this is the time to spray.