Definition of Sweet calamus

1. Noun. Perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots.

Exact synonyms: Acorus Calamus, Calamus, Flagroot, Myrtle Flag, Sweet Flag
Group relationships: Acorus, Genus Acorus
Terms within: Calamus
Terms within: Calamus Oil
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Calamus

sweet action
sweet alison
sweet almond
sweet almond oil
sweet alyssum
sweet as a nut
sweet as pie
sweet balm
sweet basil
sweet bay
sweet bells
sweet birch
sweet bread
sweet buckeye
sweet calabash
sweet calamus (current term)
sweet cheeks
sweet cherry
sweet chestnut
sweet cicely
sweet cider
sweet ciders
sweet clover
sweet coltsfoot
sweet corn
sweet corn plant
sweet corns
sweet cream
sweet cup

Literary usage of Sweet calamus

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1. Scripture Natural History by Henry Chichester Hart, William Howse Groser (1888)
"'Take of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels.'—Exod. xxx. 23. ... All, however, that we know of Calamus, sweet calamus, or Sweet Cane amounts to ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... confection called kupl:ir compounded of no fewer than sixteen ingredients, among which were honey, wine, raisins, resin, myrrh and sweet calamus. ..."

3. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton (1849)
"Pliny also in his writings says :—" Within Arabia there groweth the sweet calamus, which is common both to this country and to the Syrians likewise, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... compounded of no fewer than sixteen ingredients, among which were honey, wine, raisins, resin, myrrh and sweet calamus. While it was being mixed, ..."

5. A Scripture Herbal by Maria Callcott (1842)
"THE Sweet Cane of Isaiah is the sweet calamus of Exodus, the Calamus of the ... Yet though the name of sweet calamus was handed down by the Greek and Latin ..."

6. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: The Text Carefully by Adam Clarke (1837)
"... five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels-, and of sweet ' calamus two hundred and fifty shekels. ..."

7. Scripture Natural History by Henry Chichester Hart, William Howse Groser (1888)
"'Take of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels.'—Exod. xxx. 23. ... All, however, that we know of Calamus, sweet calamus, or Sweet Cane amounts to ..."

8. The Bible Word-book: A Glossary of Old English Bible Words by Jonathan Eastwood (1866)
"Calamo odorato, sweet Calamus. Florio, Ital. Diet. ... also the sweet Calamus, which is common to the Indians and Syrians likewise. ..."

9. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... confection called kupl:ir compounded of no fewer than sixteen ingredients, among which were honey, wine, raisins, resin, myrrh and sweet calamus. ..."

10. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton (1849)
"Pliny also in his writings says :—" Within Arabia there groweth the sweet calamus, which is common both to this country and to the Syrians likewise, ..."

11. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... compounded of no fewer than sixteen ingredients, among which were honey, wine, raisins, resin, myrrh and sweet calamus. While it was being mixed, ..."

12. A Scripture Herbal by Maria Callcott (1842)
"THE Sweet Cane of Isaiah is the sweet calamus of Exodus, the Calamus of the ... Yet though the name of sweet calamus was handed down by the Greek and Latin ..."

13. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: The Text Carefully by Adam Clarke (1837)
"... five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels-, and of sweet ' calamus two hundred and fifty shekels. ..."

14. The Bible Word-book: A Glossary of Old English Bible Words by Jonathan Eastwood (1866)
"Calamo odorato, sweet Calamus. Florio, Ital. Diet. ... also the sweet Calamus, which is common to the Indians and Syrians likewise. ..."

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