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CHLAMYS (chlamydes, chlamyses)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does chlamys mean? 

CHLAMYS (noun)
  The noun CHLAMYS has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CHLAMYS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHLAMYS (noun)


Sense 1chlamys [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

chlamys; floral envelope; perianth; perigone; perigonium

Hypernyms ("chlamys" is a kind of...):

cover; covering; natural covering (a natural object that covers or envelops)

plant organ (a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus)

Meronyms (parts of "chlamys"):

corolla ((botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth)

calyx ((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)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chlamys"):

falls (the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris))

Holonyms ("chlamys" is a part of...):

bloom; blossom; flower (reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts)


Sense 2chlamys [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("chlamys" is a kind of...):

cape; mantle (a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter)


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