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synonyms for calyx

  • husk
  • leaf
  • petal
  • sepal
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To impregnate these, a bunch of male flowers is carefully inserted and fastened in the calyx.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
These rubiace had no calyx; therefore the principle laid down on the blackboard was false.
BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Alismace, distinguished by possessing barren and fertile flowers, with a three-leaved calyx and three coloured petals.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIA. VOL. 1 PART 2VARIOUS
The calyx is composed of five sepals, the corolla of four or five lobes, and the stamens are attached to the corolla.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
The umbels are sessile or nearly so, the flowers have no calyx, and the fruit has five prominent ridges.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
The species under notice receives its name from the star-like arrangement of the long teeth of the hairy calyx.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
Flowers small, unisexual, dicious (male and female flowers on separate plants), sometimes enclosed in calyx-like bracts.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
The sea-side variety (oxyptera) has smaller flowers than the normal form, and the wings of the calyx are narrower.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
Perianth, per′i-anth, n. the floral envelope where the calyx and corolla are not easily distinguished.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
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