Calamus meaning

kălə-məs
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The sweet flag, Acorus calamus.

A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices (Song of Solomon 4:12-14, KJV)

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Any of various chiefly tropical Asian climbing palms of the genus Calamus, having strong flexible stems used as a source of rattan.
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Any of a genus (Calamus) of climbing palms of the Old World that yield rattan.
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The quill of a feather.
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Any of various chiefly tropical Asian climbing palms of the genus Calamus, having strong flexible stems used as a source of rattan.
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Origin of calamus

  • Latin reed from Greek kalamos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin calamus (“reed, cane”).

    From Wiktionary