[ep-i-key-liks, -kal-iks]

noun, plural ep·i·ca·lyx·es, ep·i·ca·ly·ces [ep-i-key-luh-seez, -kal-uh-] /ˌɛp ɪˈkeɪ ləˌsiz, -ˈkæl ə-/. Botany.

an involucre resembling an outer calyx, as in the mallow.

Origin of epicalyx

First recorded in 1865–70; epi- + calyx
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noun plural -lyxes or -lyces (-lɪˌsiːz)

botany a series of small sepal-like bracts forming an outer calyx beneath the true calyx in some flowers
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