- calvé-perthes disease,
noun, plural ca·lyx·es, cal·y·ces [kal-uh-seez, key-luh-] /ˈkæl əˌsiz, ˈkeɪ lə-/.
Origin of calyx
Examples from the Web for calyces
The calyces become charged with oil glands, and yield a greater abundance of volatile oil.
Normally the eggs of the spring butterflies are laid on the under side of the calyces of flower-buds of holly (Ilex).The Butterflies of the British Isles|Richard South
Each head is surrounded below by a whorl of lobed bracts about as long as the calyces which become swollen after flowering.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
The flour still adhered to this side; I see little bracteae or stipules apparently with glandular ends at the base of the calyces.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II|Charles Darwin
They are very partial to the nectar enclosed within the calyces of rhododendron flowers.Birds of the Indian Hills|Douglas Dewar
noun plural calyxes or calyces (ˈkælɪˌsiːz, ˈkeɪlɪ-)
Word Origin for calyx
1680s, from Latin calyx, from Greek kalyx "seed pod, husk, outer covering" (of a fruit, flower bud, etc.), from root of kalyptein "to cover, conceal" (see cell). The proper plural is calyces. Some sources connect the word rather with Greek kylix "drinking cup."