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(pl. E. chlamyses, L. chlamydes)
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.
A short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece.

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"Chlamys" Quotes from Famous Books

... then, broke down this morning in moaning hysterics after having borne up just long enough to do my hair. I really came out on this rather mad adventure after the raspberries to escape the dolours of her countenance, and the last thing I saw was her chlamys flung wildly over her head as she dived down upon the floor in misery. Such consolations as this island has to give me will not proceed from what you call my attendant. You ...
— Hypolympia - Or, The Gods in the Island, an Ironic Fantasy • Edmund Gosse

... Vertumnus, has even more of florid beauty; but whether the restoration was wisely made may be doubted. It is curious to compare this celebrated masterpiece of technical dexterity with another basrelief in the Villa Albani, representing Antinous as Castor. He is standing, half clothed with the chlamys, by a horse. His hair is close-cropped, after the Roman fashion, cut straight above the forehead, but crowned with a fillet of lotos-buds. The whole face has a somewhat stern and frowning Roman look of resolution, contrasting ...
— Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete - Series I, II, and III • John Symonds

... The Chlamys was the light short mantle of the Greeks, here wanted for a pageant on the stage. 44. tolleret. The subj. is the praetor or ...
— Helps to Latin Translation at Sight • Edmund Luce

... artists from Rome to work in Ravenna, which fact accounts for a Latin influence discernible in these mosaics, which are in many instances free from Byzantine stiffness. The details of the textiles in the great mosaics of Justinian and Theodora are rarely beautiful. The chlamys with which Justinian is garbed is covered with circular interlaces with birds in them; on the border of the Empress's robe are embroideries of the three Magi presenting their gifts; on one of the robes of the attendants there is a pattern of ducks swimming, while another ...
— Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages • Julia De Wolf Addison

Words linked to "Chlamys" :   falls, corolla, perigone, calyx, floral envelope, natural covering, mantle, bloom, chlamydeous, plant organ, cape, cover, flower, blossom, covering

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