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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

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


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