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
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.
We notice that its leaves are opposite, that its corolla has five petals and that its calyx is inflated.Why Worry?|George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
Calyx of the sterile flowers 4-parted, of the fertile 4-toothed.
Calyx very short, usually with a nearly entire border or none at all.
Calyx flat, deeply 5-cleft, with as many bractlets at the sinuses, thus appearing 10-cleft.
Finish off with calyx and seed cup, as in previous instruction.The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling|Emma Peachey
British Dictionary definitions for calyx
noun plural calyxes or calyces (ˈkælɪˌsiːz, ˈkeɪlɪ-)
Word Origin for calyx
Word Origin and History 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."