from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A row of small bracts at the base of the calyx, on the outside.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A row of small bracts, at the base of the calyx, on the outside.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, an outer accessory calyx, or set of leaflets or bracts looking like a calyx, as in the pink. Also called calyculus.
  • n. In zoology, a calice or little calyx; some part of a zoöphyte like or likened to the calyx of a plant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus
  • n. a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)


Latin calyculus small flower bud, calyx, diminutive of calyx. See calyx and compare calicle. (Wiktionary)



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