At last the field blossomed, and countless little blue flowers opened their calyxes to the golden sun.
The anthers are orange; ovary white or pinkish; calyxes and buds purplish-red.
The calyxes, before maturity, are soft and fleshy; when ripe, hard and wood-like in texture.
The erect, straight pods, two or three inches long, are silky and also the calyxes and buds.
He looked so desperate that she laughed her silver, ringing laughter that shook the rose‑petals from their calyxes.
The calyxes and buds are downy and the flowers bright pink or rose-purple, delicately veined.
The leaves are long and silvery beneath; and the capsules, the peduncles, and the calyxes, are all woolly.
The calyxes are worked in satin stitch with moss green silk, and the lilies-of-the-valley with white silk.
We use angle nozzles, the better to direct the spray into the calyxes.
All this bubbling of sap and slipping of sheaths and bursting of calyxes was carried to her on mingled currents of fragrance.
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.