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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Each has a central body, the calyx, rising from a stem like the seed-head of a poppy.
▪ Flowers are white; after flowering, the fruit is quite covered by the broadened calyx.
▪ Food grooves in the arms channel the food to the mouth, which lies in the centre of the calyx.
▪ Gallygaskins A single primrose with a distorted and swollen calyx.
▪ Pantaloon Rather like a Jackanapes, but with the colour in the calyx running around the edge like a frill.
▪ Stem, calyx, and arms are all made of calcite plates.
▪ The five-fold symmetry is often hard to detect in the calyx as a whole, although five food grooves are usually developed.
▪ The floral examples include a large lotus calyx and two ivy leaves joined by a slight fillet.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Calyx \Ca"lyx\ (k[=a]"l[i^]ks; 277), n.; pl. E. Calyxes (k[=a]"l[i^]ks*[e^]z), L. Calyces (k[a^]l"[i^]*s[=e]z). [L. calyx, -ycis, fr. Gr. ka`lyx husk, shell, calyx, from the root of kaly`ptein to cover, conceal. Cf. Chalice Helmet.]

  1. (Bot.) The covering of a flower. See Flower.

    Note: The calyx is usually green and foliaceous, but becomes delicate and petaloid in such flowers as the anemone and the four-o'clock. Each leaf of the calyx is called a sepal.

  2. (Anat.) A cuplike division of the pelvis of the kidney, which surrounds one or more of the renal papill[ae].

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1680s, from Latin calyx, from Greek kalyx "seed pod, husk, outer covering" (of a fruit, flower bud, etc.), from root of kalyptein "to cover, conceal" (see cell). The proper plural is calyces. Some sources connect the word rather with Greek kylix "drinking cup."


n. 1 (context anatomy English) A cup-like structure in the mammalian kidney. 2 (context botany English) The outermost whorl of flower parts, comprising the sepals, when it is not the same in appearance as the next such whorl (the corolla). 3 (context zoology English) The crown of a crinoid.

  1. n. (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green

  2. [also: calyces (pl)]


CALYX, Inc. is a non-profit publisher of art and literature by women founded in 1976 based in Corvallis, Oregon. CALYX publishes both CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women twice a year and CALYX Books, which publishes one to three books annually. CALYX is one of the nation's oldest feminist presses.

CALYX uses a collective model to make its editorial decisions. Several volunteer editors review and edit an author's work and often work with authors to improve their pieces. All manuscripts are read by a minimum of two editors. Manuscripts held for further consideration are read by all of the editors. CALYX Journal usually receives 1,000 submissions annually from women across the United State and internationally during their reading period, October 1-December 31.

Calyx (musician)

Calyx is a UK based drum and bass act, specialising in the techstep style. Previously the duo Larry Cons and Chris Rush (both of London), it is now a solo project of Larry Cons.

Their first release was in 1998 for Moving Shadow sublabel Audio Couture and was featured in the game Grand Theft Auto III. Most of their releases have been for Moving Shadow, including their debut album No Turning Back (2005), with a few appearances for Metalheadz and Renegade Hardware. Many of Calyx hits has been featured in the video game Midnight Club 3.

In September 2007 he released an album called 'Anatomy' which was a joint project with fellow drum 'n' bass artist and long term collaborator Teebee. Calyx and Teebee went on to release a second collaborative album All or Nothing in November 2012 under Ram Records (UK).

Calyx (magazine)

Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women is an American literary magazine published in Corvallis, Oregon. The journal was established in 1976 and by 2012 had published the work of some 4,000 female authors. The journal's publishing arm, CALYX Books, has published 40 titles to date.

Calyx (anatomy)

Calyx is a term used in animal anatomy for some cuplike areas or structures.

Usage examples of "calyx".

He is smiling expansively, entranced by the mobile plants which cluster around us, fronds upraised to savour our carbon dioxide, calyces begging our hands for pollination.

As they fade the calyces become fleshy and much enlarged, and resemble the fruit of the hawthorn when ripe.

Each minute flower has four green petals and brownish seed organs, which cause the knob of flowers to have a rather grimy look, and a calyx which is very hard and stout, having two scales and four sepals.

The outer corolla is much shorter, crumpled, rolled back, and somewhat marked with green, as if intermediate in its nature between the larger corolla and the calyx.

Taking one of the flowers from the bunch, Asenath, as they slowly walked forward, proceeded to dissect it, explained the mysteries of stamens and pistils, pollen, petals, and calyx, and, by the time they had reached the village, had succeeded in giving him a general idea of the Linnaean system of classification.

The little calyx is cup-shaped, angular, and has small, stout, horn-like segments, which are bent downwards.

There is, however, an important botanical difference between the two genera: the thalictrums have no calyx, and the Isopyrums have.

Ogle was just in the process of computerizing his whole operation, buying big high-powered Calyx workstations from Pacific Netware, and those unsightly holes in the plaster made installation a snap.

We start with the seed, from which we first imagine the cotyledons unfolding, letting this be followed by the gradual development of the entire green part of the plant, its stem and leaves, until the final leaves change into the sepals of the calyx.

No odors, no fluids, just images on TV monitors, tracings on oscilloscopes, graphics on their Calyx workstations, and the occasional disembodied sound effect coming out of a speaker.

Sipes and Mary Catherine ended up in a dark, quiet room in front of a high-powered Calyx computer system with two huge monitors, one color and one black-and-white.

He pressed caressingly the carved calyxes, once, twice, a third time even as she had— and silently and softly the wall began to split.

I pressed my fingers upon the calyxes, even as Larry had within the Moon Chamber.

He pressed caressingly thecarved calyxes, once, twice, a third time even as she had and silentlyand softly the wall began to split.

I pressed my fingers upon the calyxes, even as Larry hadwithin the Moon Chamber.