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

adjective Botany.

of or resembling a calyculus.
having a calyculus.

Origin of calyculate

First recorded in 1680–90; calycul(us) + -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for calyculate

Historical Examples of calyculate

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

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