Acorus calamus

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

  • Acorus calamus — ID 1111 Symbol Key ACCA4 Common Name calamus Family Acoraceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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