noun, plural cal·a·mi [kal-uh-mahy] /ˈkæl əˌmaɪ/.
Origin of calamus
Examples from the Web for calamus
It is recognized by converging fibres which look like a pen, and are therefore called the calamus scriptorius, or writers pen.
Walt was thirty-six when Leaves appeared; forty-one when Calamus was written.Ivory Apes and Peacocks|James Huneker
Others, guiding the calamus with learned hand, draw figures of different shapes and colours on parchments.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
It resembles sweet-flag (Calamus) and has been mistaken for it.Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants|A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The various classes of canes, rattans and others of the Calamus family, have a great importance and value.A Visit to the Philippine Islands|John Bowring