epicalyx

noun
epi·​ca·​lyx | \ ˌe-pi-ˈkā-liks How to pronounce epicalyx (audio) also -ˈka-liks \

Definition of epicalyx

: 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

First Known Use of epicalyx

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Epicalyx.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicalyx. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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