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Noun: calyx (calyces,calyxes)  key-liks
  1. (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
    - calix

Sounds like: calix

Derived forms: calyces, calyxes

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

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

Encyclopedia: Calyx, A Journal of Art & Literature