noun, plural cal·a·mi [kal-uh-mahy] /ˈkæl əˌmaɪ/.
Origin of calamus
Related Words for calamusplume, fringe, plumage, shaft, fluff, crest, down, spike, fin, wing, pompon, pinna, plumule, quill, pinion, penna
Examples from the Web for calamus
Historical Examples of calamus
One of the genus Calamus, used for wicker-work, seats of chairs, &c.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Calamus, also derived from the Greek, means a reed or reed-like plant.
Sin-skuskba, which some Ponkas said was the calamus, is now very rare.Omaha sociology (1884 N 03 / 1881-1882 (pages 205-370))
James Owen Dorsey
It resembles sweet-flag (Calamus) and has been mistaken for it.Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants
A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Walt was thirty-six when Leaves appeared; forty-one when Calamus was written.Ivory Apes and Peacocks