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calyptra (s) (noun), calyptrae (pl)
1. The hood or cap covering the calyx of certain plants; such as, the California poppy.
2. The protective cap or hood covering the spore case of a moss or related plant.
3. A similar hoodlike, lidlike, or caplike structure; such as, a root cap.
4. Etymology: via Medieval Latin, from Greek kaluptra, "veil"; from kaluptein, "to cover".
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