1. [ noun ] (botany) a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus
Synonyms: false_calyx calycle epicalyx
Related terms: bract
2. [ noun ] (zoology) a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
Synonyms: calycle caliculus
Related terms: structure optic_cup
Similar spelling:   calculus