from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ringlike, cup-shaped, or tubular structure of a flower on which the sepals, petals, and stamens are borne, as in the flowers of the rose or cherry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The bowl-shaped part of a flower on which the sepals, petals, and stamens are borne
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fruit consisting in large part of a receptacle, enlarged below the calyx, as in the Calycanthus, the rose hip, and the pear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, an enlargement or other development of the torus under the calyx. Gray.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cuplike or ringlike or tubular structure of a flower which bears the sepals and stamens and calyx (as in Rosaceae)
New Latin : hyp(o)- + Greek anthos, flower.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek ὑπό (hypó, "under") + ἀνθίων (anthiōn, "little flower"), from ἄνθος (anthos, "flower") (Wiktionary)