What does the word calyx mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by John Fox