Definition of epicalyx in English:

epicalyx

noun

Botany
  • A whorl of sepal-like parts located immediately beneath the calyx in the flowers of certain plants.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Arthur Henfrey (d. 1859), botanist. From epi- + calyx, after scientific Latin epicalyx.

Pronunciation

epicalyx

/ˌɛpɪˈkeɪlɪks/ /ˌɛpɪˈkalɪks/