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 calyxes
At last the field blossomed, and countless little blue flowers opened their calyxes to the golden sun.Myths of the Norsemen|H. A. Guerber
The leaves are long and silvery beneath; and the capsules, the peduncles, and the calyxes, are all woolly.Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
The calyxes and buds are downy and the flowers bright pink or rose-purple, delicately veined.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers|Margaret Armstrong
He looked so desperate that she laughed her silver, ringing laughter that shook the rose‑petals from their calyxes.The Silver Butterfly|Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
All this bubbling of sap and slipping of sheaths and bursting of calyxes was carried to her on mingled currents of fragrance.Summer|Edith Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for calyxes
noun plural calyxes or calyces (ˈkælɪˌsiːz, ˈkeɪlɪ-)
Word Origin for calyx
Word Origin and History for calyxes
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."