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(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

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After completing a comprehensive pest risk analysis, APHIS has determined persimmon with calyxes produced in Japan can be safely imported into the United States under a systems approach.
APHIS will carefully consider all comments received by October 31, 2016, and then make its decision regarding any change to the Agencys import regulations for fresh persimmon with calyxes into the United States.
To see whether and how the system protects buds, Carlson visited Chrysothemis patches daily in Costa Rica and drained some calyxes.
One in three buds failed to develop in calyxes, whether or not she drained them.