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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A series of bracts subtending and resembling a calyx, as in the carnation and hibiscus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the outer accessory calyx in plants with two calyces, formed either of sepals or bracts, as in mallow and potentilla.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A group of bracts resembling a calyx

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

  • noun a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus

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