3: a cup-shaped animal structure (such as the body wall of a crinoid)
Examples of calyx in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebCollectively, the sepals are referred to as the calyx.
Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Feb. 2022 There are bisque white oversize ceramic flowers by Lisa Conway, which resemble unfurling peonies or the calyx of a trumpet vine while also maintaining a feeling of abstraction.
New York Times, 30 Apr. 2021 It’s late March, some of them beginning to turn and wilt and fade, heads
Drooping, papery at the tips, desiccated, or completely gone, reduced to calyx.
Ciaran Carson, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2019 If possible, push the calyx down the stem to reveal a little more of a wire/stem for the bacon roll to sit on.
Fox News, 14 Feb. 2018 The calyx encloses the ripe fruit, acting as a protective structure.
Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Jan. 2018 This was what hip-hop would sound like if it were conceived inside of the calyx of an African violet, unfurling and wet.
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