sweet flag
Calamus Cal"a*mus, n.; pl. {Calami}. [L., a reed. See {Halm}.] 1. (Bot.) The indian cane, a plant of the Palm family. It furnishes the common rattan. See {Rattan}, and {Dragon's blood}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A species of {Acorus} ({Acorus calamus}), commonly called {calamus}, or {sweet flag}. The root has a pungent, aromatic taste, and is used in medicine as a stomachic; the leaves have an aromatic odor, and were formerly used instead of rushes to strew on floors. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The horny basal portion of a feather; the barrel or quill. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Sweet flag — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweet flag — Flag Flag, n. [From {Flag} to hang loose, to bend down.] (Bot.) An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera {Iris} and {Acorus}. [1913 Webster] {Cooper s flag}, the cat tail ({Typha latifolia}), the long leaves …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet flag — n. a perennial marsh plant (Acorus calamus) of the arum family, with sword shaped leaves, small, green flowers, and a sweet scented rhizome …   English World dictionary

  • sweet flag — flag n a perennial marsh herb (Acorus calamus) of the arum family (Araceae) having long leaves and a pungent rootstock and used esp. formerly as a flavoring agent and in folk medicine but now largely abandoned because of demonstrated… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sweet Flag — Taxobox name = Common Sweet Flag image width = 250px image caption = Sweet flag regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Acorales familia = Araceae genus = Acorus species = A. calamus binomial = Acorus calamus binomial …   Wikipedia

  • sweet flag — noun perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots • Syn: ↑calamus, ↑sweet calamus, ↑myrtle flag, ↑flagroot, ↑Acorus calamus • Hypernyms: ↑marsh plant, ↑bog plant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet flag — balinis ajeras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Ajerinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Acorus calamus), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Acorus calamus angl. calamus; drug… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet flag — ajeras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Ajerinių (Acoraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Acorus). atitikmenys: lot. Acorus angl. acorus; sweet flag; sweet sedge vok. Kalmus rus. аир lenk. tatarak …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • sweet flag — /swit ˈflæg/ (say sweet flag) noun a plant, Acorus calamus, with long, sword shaped leaves and a pungent, aromatic rootstock; calamus …   Australian English dictionary

  • sweet flag — a plant, Acorus calamus, of the arum family, having long, sword shaped leaves and a pungent, aromatic rootstock. Also called sweet calamus. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

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