noun, plural ep·i·ca·lyx·es, ep·i·ca·ly·ces [ep-i-key-luh-seez, –kaluh-] /ˌɛp ɪˈkeɪ ləˌsiz, -ˈkæl ə-/. Botany.

  1. an involucre resembling an outer calyx, as in the mallow.

noun plural -lyxes or -lyces (-lɪˌsiːz)

  1. botany a series of small sepal-like bracts forming an outer calyx beneath the true calyx in some flowers

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