Definition of Calamus australis
1. Noun. Tall scrambling spiny palm of northeastern Queensland, Australia.
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Literary usage of Calamus australis
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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"The words Bush- Lawyer, Lawyer- Vine, and Lawyer- Palm, are used with the same signification, and are also applied in some colonies to the Calamus australis ..."
2. Among Cannibals: An Account of Four Years' Travels in Australia and of Camp by Carl Lumholtz (1889)
"If he has to climb a high tree, he first goes into the scrub to fetch a piece of the Australian calamus (Calamus australis], which he partly bites, ..."
3. The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Hume Greenfield, Henry Walter Bates (1851)
"In the jungle one's progress is every now and then impeded by tough rope- like climbers and thickets of rattan ( Calamus australis) with recurved prickles, ..."
4. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1876)
"Where the forest is more dense it is difficult to penetrate from the entanglement of the vines, and that strong-growing climbing palm (Calamus australis ? ..."
5. A Historical Geography of the British Colonies by Charles Prestwood Lucas (1907)
"... of an Expedition into Tropical Australia (1848), pp. 90, 111. 1 Northern affluents of the Darling. 3 Calamus australis, 8ec. * Ante, p. 87. ..."
6. Australasia by Alfred Russel Wallace, Francis Henry Hill Guillemard (1893)
"The former is a species of rattan (Calamus australis), armed with hooks and spurs, which once fast never let go, and the stem being hard, elastic, ..."
7. The Australian Race: Its Origin, Languages, Customs, Place of Landing in by Edward Micklethwaite Curr (1886)
"... these tribes have water-bags, which they make of closely- plaited " lawyer " (Calamus australis), and also of palm- leaf sewn with the sinews of animals ..."