noun, plural ca·lyx·es, cal·y·ces [kal-uh-seez, key-luh-]. /ˈkæl əˌsiz, ˈkeɪ lə-/.
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Origin of calyx
OTHER WORDS FROM calyxcal·y·cate [kal-i-keyt], /ˈkæl ɪˌkeɪt/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for calyx
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