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  • n  (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green

  • Troche, scintilla, poliomyelitis, calyx, cirrus, piccalilli, lachrymose, geodesy, insipid .
  • It is a multimillion-dollar business that gets amphetamine shots from events like the Met's $ 1,000,000 calyx krater purchase.
  • Wrote Poet Sydney Lanier to his wife after 9 years of marriage: "My heart's Heartsease, My sweet Too-sweet, if I could wrap thee in a calyx of tender words still would they seem .

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