A, Portion of the surface of a colony of Heliopora coerulea magnified, showing two calices and the surrounding coenenchymal tubes.
Other naturalists, or rather other dreamers, made these insects spring from the calices of sweet-scented flowers.
Towards evening every bird became silent, the flowers closed their calices, the leaves of the trees hung limply down.
The natives never remove the calices of the rose-flowers, but place the whole into the still as it comes from the garden.
When darkness comes on they contract, and the calices of the flowers close.
calix ca·lix or ca·lyx (kā'lĭks, kāl'ĭks)
n. pl. ca·li·ces or ca·ly·ces (kā'lĭ-sēz', kāl'ĭ-)
A flower-shaped or funnel-shaped structure.
Any of the branches or recesses of the pelvis of the kidney into which the orifices of the malpighian renal pyramids project.