The broken peduncles, mixed with the calyces and flower-buds, of several species of Artemisia imported from the Levant.
They are very partial to the nectar enclosed within the calyces of rhododendron flowers.
Normally the eggs of the spring butterflies are laid on the under side of the calyces of flower-buds of holly (Ilex).
As they fade the calyces become fleshy and much enlarged, and resemble the fruit of the hawthorn when ripe.
The calyces become charged with oil glands, and yield a greater abundance of volatile oil.
Only lianas, these parasites of the vegetable kingdom, raise their stems above the dusky vault to open their calyces in the sun.
The flour still adhered to this side; I see little bracteae or stipules apparently with glandular ends at the base of the calyces.
In Allopora the cyclostems resemble the calyces of Anthozoan corals.
Each head is surrounded below by a whorl of lobed bracts about as long as the calyces which become swollen after flowering.
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."
calyx ca·lyx (kā'lĭks, kāl'ĭks)
Variant of calix.
The sepals of a flower considered as a group. The calyx is the outermost whorl of a flower. See more at sepal.