Calamus

Calamus or Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus) is a perennial herb of the order Araceae native to Europe, Asia and North America. It has narrow sword-shaped leaves and a thick branched rhizome. The flowering stem is also sword-shaped, and ends in a flattened envelope (apathe) from which emerges the flower-spike with hundreds of yellow-green coloured simple...
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calamus

Latin, meaning: anything made or reed -- pen, arrow, pipe, etc.
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Calamus

(Latin) pen, arrow, pipe; anything made from a reed.
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Calamus

[n] - any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus 2. [n] - the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally 3. [n] - a genus of Sparidae
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Calamus

Cal'a·mus noun ; plural Calami . [ Latin , a reed. See Halm .] 1. (Botany) The indian cane, a plant of the Palm family. It furnishes the common rattan. See Rattan , and Dragon's blood . 2. (Botany) A species of Acorus ( A. ...
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calamus

1. The dried, unpeeled rhizome of Acorus calamus (family Araceae), cultivated in Burma and Sri Lanka, a carminative and anthelminthic. ... 2. A reed-shaped structure. ... Origin: L. Reed, a pen ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Calamus

genus Calamus noun a genus of Sparidae
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calamus

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

noun the hollow spine of a feather
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Calamus

• (n.) The horny basal portion of a feather; the barrel or quill. • (n.) A species of Acorus (A. 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. • (n.) The in...
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Calamus

(from the article `palm`) ...continental bounds are Chamaerops in Europe and Africa, Elaeis (oil palm) and Raphia (raffia palm, or jupati) in Africa and America, and Borassus ... ...and species of Hyphaene. Shrikes feed on fruits of the date palm, and in northeastern Queensland, Australia, the cassowary ingests fruits and ... ...the ...
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Calamus

(from the article `Whitman, Walt`) ...publisher brought out the third edition of Leaves of Grass, greatly enlarged and rearranged, but the outbreak of the American Civil War bankrupted ...
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calamus

(from the article `bird`) The typical contour feather consists of a tapered central shaft, the rachis, with paired branches (barbs) on each side. An unbranched basal section ...
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Calamus

[DTP] Calamus is a desktop publishing application, built for the Atari ST computer. The first version was released on July 1st, 1987 by the former German software company DMC GmbH. Calamus is still supported by its German owner company, invers Software, and also runs under a built-in and transparent Atari emulator on Windows, or on other pl...
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Calamus

[genus] == Fair use for Image in Buford and the Galloping Ghost == Though this image is subject to copyright, its use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws because: ==Source== ...
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calamus

Type: Term Pronunciation: kal′ă-mŭs Definitions: 1. The dried, unpeeled rhizome of Acorus calamus (family Araceae), cultivated in Myanmar (Burma) and Sri Lanka, a carminative and anthelmintic. 2. A reed-shaped structure.
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calamus

calamus (kăl'umus) : see arum.
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Calamus

[poems] The `Calamus` poems are a cluster of poems in Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. These poems celebrate and promote `the manly love of comrades`. Most critics believe that these poems are Whitman`s clearest expressions in print of his ideas about homosexual love. ==Genesis and `Live Oak With Moss`== The first evidence of the poems that...
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Calamus

[fish] C. bajonado Jolthead porgy C. brachysomus Pacific porgy C. calamus Saucereye porgy C. campechanus Campeche porgy C. cervigoni Spotfin porgy C. leucosteus Whitebone porgy C. mu Flathead porgy C. nodosus Knobbed porgy C. penna Sheepshead porgy C. pennatula Pluma porgy C. proridens Littlehead porgy ...
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Calamus

[palm] Calamus is a genus of the palm family Arecaceae. These are among several genera known as rattan palms. There are an estimated 400 species in this genus, all native to tropical and subtropical Asia, Africa, and Australia. They are mostly leaf-climbers with slender, reedy stems. To aid scrambling some species have evolved hooks on the ...
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Calamus

Calamus may mean: ==Botany and zoology== ==Place names== ==Other uses== == See also == ...
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Calamus

the quill of a feather that anchors it in the skin.
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calamus

quill or reed used as a pen
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