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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Old au - thors ufed this term for what Linneus calls the arillus; and in this fenfe Euonymus is faid to be calyptred, calyptrate or veiled •, having a loofe covering over the pericarp.