from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A series of bracts subtending and resembling a calyx, as in the carnation and hibiscus.
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- n. A group of bracts resembling a calyx
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the outer accessory calyx in plants with two calyces, formed either of sepals or bracts, as in mallow and potentilla.
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- n. a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus
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A very singular illustration of this is figured by Trattinick, , in which the leaves, epicalyx, sepals, and petals, were all provided with tubular spurs.
= -- The true calyx is very seldom affected in this manner, unless such organs as the epicalyx of mallows,