from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of calyx.
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- n. Plural form of calyx.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of calyx.
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Each commences within the sinus of the corresponding kidney as a number of short cup-shaped tubes, termed calyces, which encircle the renal papillæ.
The ivory calyces are falling gently to the earth as the leaves emerge from the branch tips.
These are dried Hibiscus calyces but depending on where you are, you might also know them as Sorrel, Jamaica, Roselle or Karkady.
To brew, the general rule is to use one calyces per person.
The calyces of the kidneys were thick and dilated.
The calyces also contain 17% oil with 26% albuminoids, providing high amounts of food energy.
The floral leaves are rhomboidal, acuminate, and membraneous, the upper ones being shorter than the calyces, bracteas obovate; the calyces are bluish, nearly cylindrical, contracted toward the mouth, and ribbed with many veins.
The calyces become charged with oil glands, and yield a greater abundance of volatile oil.
The whorls of bloom issue from half-globular arrangements of buds and persistent calyces; each flower is an inch long; corolla ringent, or gaping; helmet, or upper division, linear; the seed organs are longer; the calyx tubular, having five minute teeth, being striped and grooved; the whole head, or whorl, is supported by a leafy bract, the leaflets being of a pale green colour, tinted with red.
As they fade the calyces become fleshy and much enlarged, and resemble the fruit of the hawthorn when ripe.