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1. calamus

noun. perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots.

Synonyms

  • genus Acorus
  • sweet flag
  • sweet calamus
  • calamus oil
  • Acorus calamus
  • bog plant
  • Acorus
  • swamp plant
  • marsh plant
  • flagroot

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • descendant
  • destabilize
  • destabilise

Etymology

  • calamus (Latin)
  • κάλαμος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. calamus

noun. the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally.

Synonyms

  • sweet flag
  • sweet calamus
  • flagroot
  • Acorus calamus
  • root

Etymology

  • calamus (Latin)
  • κάλαμος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. calamus

noun. any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes.

Synonyms

  • rattan
  • Calamus rotang
  • lawyer cane
  • Calamus australis
  • genus Calamus
  • rattan palm
  • palm

Etymology

  • calamus (Latin)
  • κάλαμος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. calamus

noun. the hollow spine of a feather.

Synonyms

  • rib
  • quill
  • feather
  • plume
  • plumage

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • underdress
  • dress down
  • undercharge

Etymology

  • calamus (Latin)
  • κάλαμος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. Calamus

noun. a genus of Sparidae.

Synonyms

  • fish genus
  • family Sparidae
  • genus Calamus
  • sheepshead porgy
  • Sparidae

Example sentences of the word calamus


1. Noun, singular or mass
These include calamus, ginger, wild yam and peppermint, which can be bought in supplement form from a health food store.

2. Adjective
A little calamus root paste on your forehead will also relieve headaches.

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