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Noun: calix (calices)  key-liks
  1. A bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup
    - chalice, goblet
  2. (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
    - calyx

Sounds like: calyx

Derived forms: calices

Type of: coil, cup, curl, curlicue, gyre, ringlet, roll, scroll, whorl

Part of: chlamys, floral envelope, perianth, perigone, perigonium

Encyclopedia: Calix