Definition of Kalyptra
1. a thin veil [n -S]
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Literary usage of Kalyptra
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1. Paxton's Botanical Dictionary: Comprising the Names, History, and Culture of by Joseph Paxton (1868)
"Derived from kalyptra, a veil ; racemes with bracts. Linn. 10, Or. 1, Mat. ... Derived from kalyptra, a veil, and ion, a violet. Linn. 5, Or. 1, Nat. ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"This was the kalyptra, or veil. A cap merely intended to cover in the hair and hold it together was called ..."
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