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The calyx of a flower is usually green. Its parts are called sepals.
 
The parts numbered 8., 14., and 15. are called calyx.

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EtymologyEdit

Latin calyx, from Ancient Greek κάλυξ (kálux, case of a bud, husk).

NounEdit

calyx (plural calyces or calyxes)

  1. (botany) The outermost whorl of flower parts, comprising the sepals, which covers and protects the petals as they develop.
  2. (zoology) A cup-like structure, such as in the mammalian kidney.
  3. (zoology) The crown of a crinoid.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κάλυξ (kálux, case of a bud, husk).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

calyx m (genitive calycis); third declension

  1. The bud, cup, or calyx of a flower or nut.
  2. A plant of two kinds, resembling the arum, perhaps the monk's hood.
  3. (by extension) The shell of fruits, pericarp.
  4. (by extension) An eggshell.
  5. A fitting on a Roman pipe

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative calyx calycēs
genitive calycis calycum
dative calycī calycibus
accusative calycem calycēs
ablative calyce calycibus
vocative calyx calycēs

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