chlamys

Primary Meanings of chlamys

1.
n
a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece
2.
n
collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
Full Definitions of chlamys
1

n a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece

Type of:
cape, mantle
a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
2

n collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils

Synonyms:
floral envelope, perianth, perigone, perigonium
Types:
falls
the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)
Type of:
cover, covering, natural covering
a natural object that covers or envelops
plant organ
a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus

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