epi·​ca·​lyx ˌe-pi-ˈkā-liks How to pronounce epicalyx (audio)
 also  -ˈka-liks
: an involucre resembling the calyx but consisting of a whorl of bracts that is exterior to the calyx or results from the union of the sepal appendages

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epicalyx was in 1847

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“Epicalyx.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicalyx. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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