from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Biology A small cup-shaped structure.
- noun Botany A group of small bracts that resembles a calyx.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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- noun zoology any
- noun botany A group of
bractsresembling an outer calyx.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus
- noun a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin, diminutive of calyx, calyc-, calyx; see calyx.]
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