epicalyx

[ ep-i-key-liks, -kal-iks ]
/ ˌɛp ɪˈkeɪ lɪks, -ˈkæl ɪks /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. epic,
  2. epic fail,
  3. epic hero,
  4. epic machinery,
  5. epic simile,
  6. epicanthic fold,
  7. epicanthus,
  8. epicardia,
  9. epicardium,
  10. epicarp

Origin of epicalyx

First recorded in 1865–70; epi- + calyx

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epicalyx

/ (ˌɛpɪˈkeɪlɪks, -ˈkæl-) /

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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