the sweet flag, Acorus calamus.
its aromatic root.
any of various tropical Asian palms of the genus Calamus, some of which are a source of rattan.
the hollow base of a feather; a quill.
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How to use calamus in a sentence
Dan, and Greece, and Mosel have set forth in thy marts wrought iron: stacte, and calamus were in thy market.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
The pen (calamus) was made of a reed brought to a point and cleft much as our quill pens are.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
Then follow other articles of commerce: bright iron, cassia, calamus and precious cloths for chariots.The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
It loves the roots of several species of nymphae, but its favourite is calamus root (calamus or acorus aromaticus).The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for calamus
any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus, some species of which are a source of rattan and canes
another name for sweet flag
the aromatic root of the sweet flag
ornithol the basal hollow shaft of a feather; quill
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