Definition of Acorus calamus

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

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



Lexicographical Neighbors of Acorus Calamus

Acocanthera
Acocanthera oblongifolia
Acocanthera oppositifolia
Acocanthera spectabilis
Acocanthera venenata
Acol
Acoli
Acoma
Aconcagua
Aconitum
Aconitum lycoctonum
Aconitum napellus
Acoraceae
Acores
Acorus
Acorus calamus
Acosta's disease
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Acragas
Acrasiomycetes
Acre
Acre antshrike
Acre antshrikes
Acrel's ganglion
Acrididae
Acridotheres
Acridotheres tristis
Acrilan
Acris
Acris crepitans

Literary usage of Acorus calamus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. 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. ..."

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