Definition for calyces (2 of 2)
noun, plural ca·lyx·es, cal·y·ces [kal-uh-seez, key-luh-] /ˈkæl əˌsiz, ˈkeɪ lə-/.
Origin of calyx
Related formscal·y·cate [kal-i-keyt] /ˈkæl ɪˌkeɪt/, adjective
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