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 calyx
Contemporary Examples of calyx
Another previous incident had caused Calyx's mouth to bleed, Calyx said, although Julie said she never saw any blood.
In October, Parker posted a photo of Calyx with her cross-country teammates.
Historical Examples of calyx
Berry small, in., 5-ribbed, crowned with the remains of the calyx.
The pieces of which the calyx is composed are called sepals.
Finish off with calyx and seed cup, as in previous instruction.
For example: the part that is covered with moss about the rose is the calyx.
Sometimes the calyx is covered with down, as in geranium, primrose, etc.
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."