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Noun: chlamys (chlamyses,chlamydes)  kley-mis or kla-mis
  1. Collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
    - perianth, floral envelope, perigone, perigonium
  2. A short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece

Derived forms: chlamydes, chlamyses

Type of: cape, cover, covering, mantle, natural covering, plant organ

Part of: bloom, blossom, flower

Encyclopedia: Chlamys