a plant, Acorus calamus, of the arum family, having long, sword-shaped leaves and a pungent, aromatic rootstock.
- Also called sweet calamus.
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How to use sweet flag in a sentence
sweet flag was abundant, and close by grew a clump of dark green, spicy mint.Followers of the Trail | Zoe Meyer
They picked some tall blue too, and pulled sweet-flag to eat.Mary's Little Lamb | Edith Francis Foster
There, close to the window, hangs a sprig of sweet-flag, banishing all evil.The Old House and Other Tales | Feodor Sologub
Sweet-Flag deteriorates with age and is subject to the attacks of worms.Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants | A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
It resembles sweet-flag (Calamus) and has been mistaken for it.Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants | A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
British Dictionary definitions for sweet flag
an aroid marsh plant, Acorus calamus, having swordlike leaves, small greenish flowers, and aromatic roots: Also called: calamus
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