Definition of Acorus
1. Noun. Sweet flags; sometimes placed in subfamily Acoraceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Araceae, Arum Family, Family Araceae
Member holonyms: Acorus Calamus, Calamus, Flagroot, Myrtle Flag, Sweet Calamus, Sweet Flag
Lexicographical Neighbors of Acorus
Literary usage of Acorus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"3), Stratiotes aloides, Alisma Plantago, acorus Calamus, (Janczewski). ... But he diners from Janczewski with regard to Allium, acorus, and Alisma, ..."
2. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"The Calamus aromaticus of mediaeval writers was doubtless acorus Calamus. ... A pessary composed of acorus, saffron and mare's milk is used to promote ..."
3. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal ...by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"... 279 acorus CALAMUS the Pharmacopoeia of India. But it was formerly recognised in both the London and Edinburgh Pharmacopeias. Collection. ..."