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Noun: calamus (calami)  ka-lu-mus
  1. Any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes
     
  2. The aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally
     
  3. Perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots
    - sweet flag, sweet calamus, myrtle flag, flagroot, Acorus calamus
     
  4. The hollow spine of a feather
    - quill, shaft
Noun: Calamus
  1. A genus of Sparidae
    - genus Calamus

Derived forms: calami

Type of: bog plant, fish genus, marsh plant, palm, palm tree, rib, root, swamp plant

Part of: Acorus, family Sparidae, feather, genus Acorus, genus Calamus, plume, Sparidae

Encyclopedia: Calamus, WI