from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, furnished with a calyptra, as a capsule or a flower; resembling a calyptra, as a calyx that comes off like a lid or an extinguisher. See cut under calyptra.
  • In zoology, invested or covered with some part or organ like a calyptra or calyx; operculate.

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  • adj. having a calyptra
  • adj. having calypters


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