One of the genus calamus, used for wicker-work, seats of chairs, &c.
calamus and ginger and many other kinds of spice are found in this land.
The most remarkable are the ratans, belonging to the calamus genus of palms.
Ezekiel enumerates amongst the Indian imports of Tyre "bright iron, calamus and cassia."
It loves the roots of several species of nymphae, but its favourite is calamus root (calamus or acorus aromaticus).
Said she went and ate a piece of calamus root for the pain and after eating the root for the pain behold I was born.
Others, guiding the calamus with learned hand, draw figures of different shapes and colours on parchments.
Vaucher, sterility of Ranunculus ficaria and Acorus calamus, ii.
The pen (calamus) was made of a reed brought to a point and cleft much as our quill pens are.
Here in the wide reaches of calamus and reeds, where the brackish tide comes in, the marsh-wrens build by hundreds.