1. calyx

noun. ['ˈkælɪks'] (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.


  • coil
  • pappus
  • curlicue
  • gyre
  • scroll
  • perigone
  • perigonium
  • sepal
  • hull
  • whorl
  • curl
  • chlamys
  • floral envelope
  • ringlet
  • roll


  • uncoil
  • unbend
  • straighten
  • repel


  • calyx (Latin)
  • κάλυξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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How do you pronounce calyx?

Pronounce calyx as ˈkælɪks.

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Example sentences of the word calyx

1. Noun, singular or mass
At the base of the flower head is the calyx, which cups the bottom of the blossom.