epicalyx

noun epi·ca·lyx \ ˌe-pi-ˈkā-liks 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

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