Calamus

Definition of Calamus

Cal´a`mus
n.1.(Bot.) The indian cane, a plant of the Palm family. It furnishes the common rattan. See Rattan, and Dragon's blood.
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.
3.(Zool.) The horny basal portion of a feather; the barrel or quill.

Related Words

Calamus australis, Calamus rotang, genus Calamus, lawyer cane, palm, palm tree, rattan, rattan palm
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Calaveras skull
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Calcareo-argillaceous
Calcareo-bituminous
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