Part of speech: noun

The outermost series of leaves of a flower.

Part of speech: noun

A cup shaped part or organ.

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Usage examples "calyx":

  1. Once a glistening little sprite, quite undaunted by the size of an audience that sat almost breathless enjoying his beauty, thrust his bill into one calyx after another on a long sprig of honeysuckle held in the hand. - "Bird-Neighbors", Blanchan, Neltje.
  2. This plant grows commonly at the sides of our pools, and in wet ditches, bearing numerous small yellow flowers, with petals scarcely longer than the calyx. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
  3. There was a little green star for a calyx; above this, a little white star with its prongs outstretched- tiny arms to hold up the pink- flecked chalice for the rain and dew. - "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come", John Fox.