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κάλχη , , (perh. a loan-word)
A.murex, purple limpet, = πορφύρα, Nic.Al.393.
2. purple dye, Str.11.14.9.
II. rosette on the capitals of columns, IG12.372.90, 4.1484.83 (Epid., iv B.C.), 11(2).161A73 (Delos, iii B.C.), Hsch.:—written Χάλκη IG12.374.317, al., Χάλχη ib.374.103.
III. purple flower, Chrysanthemum coronarium, Alcm.39, Nic.Dam.76J.:—written Χάλκη in Nic.Fr.74.60, cf. Ps.-Dsc.4.58.
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