calyculate

[ kuh-lik-yuh-lit, -leyt ]

adjectiveBotany.
  1. of or resembling a calyculus.

  2. having a calyculus.

Origin of calyculate

1
First recorded in 1680–90; calycul(us) + -ate1

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How to use calyculate in a sentence

  • calyculate, furnished with an outer accessory calyx (calyculus) or set of bracts looking like a calyx, as in true Pinks.

  • calyculate: applied to antennae, whose cup-shaped joints are so arranged as to fit one into the other.