Definition of Sweet flag

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

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



Definition of Sweet flag

1. Noun. a perennial wetland plant, ''Acorus calamus'', with an aromatic medicinal root, formerly used to strew floors, also known as calamus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Flag

sweet chestnut
sweet cicely
sweet cider
sweet ciders
sweet clover
sweet coltsfoot
sweet corn
sweet corn plant
sweet corns
sweet cream
sweet cup
sweet dreams
sweet elder
sweet false chamomile
sweet fern
sweet flag (current term)
sweet flags
sweet four o'clock
sweet gale
sweet goldenrod
sweet granadilla
sweet gum
sweet gum tree
sweet gum trees
sweet hereafter
sweet iron
sweet leaf
sweet lemon

Literary usage of Sweet flag

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1. Social life of the Chinese by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"Sweet-flag and Artemisia.—Gourd-sheli.—Five Poisons.—Brass Mirror.—Charm of the God of Literature.—Cash which wards off Evii.—Diabolical Charms: Object of ..."

2. The Chemistry of Common Life by James Finlay Weir Johnston, Arthur Herbert Church (1891)
"Use of the sweet-flag in flavouring spirits and beer; its abundance in Norfolk.—Odoriferous substances of animal origin.—Musk ; the musk-deer; lasting smell ..."

3. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"... it is essential that the drug be used as fresh as possible, or at least that the preparations employed be made from the fresh plant. ACORUS.—sweet flag. ..."

4. Social life of the Chinese by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"Sweet-flag and Artemisia.—Gourd-sheli.—Five Poisons.—Brass Mirror.—Charm of the God of Literature.—Cash which wards off Evii.—Diabolical Charms: Object of ..."

5. The Chemistry of Common Life by James Finlay Weir Johnston, Arthur Herbert Church (1891)
"Use of the sweet-flag in flavouring spirits and beer; its abundance in Norfolk.—Odoriferous substances of animal origin.—Musk ; the musk-deer; lasting smell ..."

6. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"... it is essential that the drug be used as fresh as possible, or at least that the preparations employed be made from the fresh plant. ACORUS.—sweet flag. ..."

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