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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ringlike, cup-shaped, or tubular structure of a flower on which the sepals, petals, and stamens are borne, as in the flowers of the rose or cherry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The bowl-shaped part of a flower on which the sepals, petals, and stamens are borne

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fruit consisting in large part of a receptacle, enlarged below the calyx, as in the Calycanthus, the rose hip, and the pear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, an enlargement or other development of the torus under the calyx. Gray.

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

  • n. the cuplike or ringlike or tubular structure of a flower which bears the sepals and stamens and calyx (as in Rosaceae)

Etymologies

New Latin : hyp(o)- + Greek anthos, flower.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek ὑπό (hypó, "under") + ἀνθίων (anthiōn, "little flower"), from ἄνθος (anthos, "flower") (Wiktionary)

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