calamus


calamus

< /ˈkæl əˌmaɪ/.

  1. the sweet flag, Acorus calamus.
  2. its aromatic root.
  3. any of various tropical Asian palms of the genus Calamus, some of which are a source of rattan.
  4. the hollow base of a feather; a quill.

noun plural -mi (-ˌmaɪ)

  1. any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus, some species of which are a source of rattan and canes
  2. another name for sweet flag
  3. the aromatic root of the sweet flag
  4. ornithol the basal hollow shaft of a feather; quill

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