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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ca·lyx /ˈkelɪks ||ˈkæ-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ca·lyx /ˈkelɪks , ˈkælɪks/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·lyx n.; pl. E. Calyxes L. Calyces
 1. Bot. The covering of a flower. See Flower.
 Note:The calyx is usually green and foliaceous, but becomes delicate and petaloid in such flowers as the anemone and the four-o'clock. Each leaf of the calyx is called a sepal.
 2. Anat. A cuplike division of the pelvis of the kidney, which surrounds one or more of the renal papillæ.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
      [also: calyces (pl)]