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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  • Calamus — may mean:*Calamus (Kalamos), a figure in Greek mythology who turned into a reed out of grief for his young male lover Karpos, who drowned;Botany and zoology *Sweet Flag ( Acorus calamus ), a tall wetland plant *Calamus (palm), a genus of rattan… …   Wikipedia

  • calamus — CALÁMUS s.n. 1. Partea bazală, goală în interior, a unei pene. 2. Tip de tulpină neramificată, asemănătoare părului. 3. Instrument de scris antic, din tulpină de stuf. (din lat. calamus < gr. kálamos = tulpină, tub (de scris)) [def. 1., 2. MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Calamus — ist die latinisierte Form des griechischen Worts Kalamos (κάλαμος, „Schreibrohr“) und bezeichnet: den lateinischen Begriff für das Schreibrohr Davon abgeleitet: Calamus (Programm), ein bekanntes rahmenorientiertes Layout und DTP Programm Calamus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calamus — Calamus, IA U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 394 Housing Units (2000): 173 Land area (2000): 0.487306 sq. miles (1.262116 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.487306 sq. miles (1.262116 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • calamus — [kal′ə məs] n. pl. calami [kal′əmī΄] [ME < L < Gr kalamos, a stalk, reed, stubble < IE base * k̑olem , stalk, reed > Ger halm, L culmus] 1. SWEET FLAG 2. any of a genus (Calamus) of climbing palms of the Old World that yield rattan 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Calamus — Calămus (lat.; grch. kálamos), Rohr, bes. das Schreibrohr der Alten; Lapsus calămi, Schreibfehler …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Calamus — Calamus, lat., Halm, Rohr, besonders das Schreibrohr der Alten, eine Art Schilfrohr, mit dem die Orientalen noch jetzt schreiben …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • calamus — ● calamus nom masculin (mot latin signifiant roseau) Axe creux et rigide d une plume d oiseau …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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