Definition of Chlamys

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

Exact synonyms: Floral Envelope, Perianth, Perigone, Perigonium
Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering, Plant Organ
Group relationships: Bloom, Blossom, Flower
Terms within: Corolla, Calyx
Specialized synonyms: Falls
Derivative terms: Chlamydeous

2. Noun. A short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece.
Generic synonyms: Cape, Mantle

Definition of Chlamys

1. n. A loose and flowing outer garment, worn by the ancient Greeks; a kind of cloak.

Definition of Chlamys

1. Noun. (historical) A short cloak caught up on the shoulder, worn by hunters, soldiers, and horsemen in Ancient Greece. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chlamys

1. a garment worn in ancient Greece [n -MYSES or -MYDES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chlamys

chlamydiaceae infections
chlamydiae
chlamydial
chlamydial arthritis
chlamydiales
chlamydias
chlamydiosis
chlamydomonas reinhardtii
chlamydoselachid
chlamydoselachids
chlamydospore
chlamydospores
chlamyphore
chlamyphores
chlamyses
chleuasmos
chloasma
chloasma bronzinum
chloasmas
chloasmata
chlodronate
chlophedianol hydrochloride
chlor-
chloracetic acid
chloracne
chloracnegen
chloracnegens
chloracnes

Literary usage of Chlamys

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1. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1906)
"We are in the habit of applying the name "chlamys" with a great deal of ... For identifying, then, the chlamys in art we have chiefly the following data: it ..."

2. The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria by George Dennis (1878)
"... with no covering beyond a chlamys on his shoulders, his hair in long loose locks, and his mouth open, indicating that he was accompanying with his voice ..."

3. Buried Herculaneum by Ethel Ross Barker (1908)
"... the close- fitting helmet looks like a portrait and somewhat resembles Alexander. The bronze Bust with a chlamys? with the beautiful close curls of the ..."

4. A Catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan Vases in the British Museum by British Museum, Samuel Birch, Charles Thomas Newton (1870)
"in his right hand a strigil, in his left a palm or laurel branch ; he is beardless; from his arms hangs a chlamys; the Nike has her hair bound with a broad ..."

5. The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch: Being Parts of the "Lives" of Plutarch by Plutarch, John Stuart White (1883)
"YOUTH WITH chlamys AND HAT. This young man, therefore, * The chiton and the hi ... The chlamys, a short garment of Thessalian origin, thrown over the left ..."

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