Definition of Genus Acorus

1. Noun. Sweet flags; sometimes placed in subfamily Acoraceae.

Exact synonyms: Acorus
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 Genus Acorus

genus Acanthus
genus Accipiter
genus Acer
genus Acherontia
genus Acheta
genus Achillea
genus Achimenes
genus Achoerodus
genus Achras
genus Acinonyx
genus Acinos
genus Acipenser
genus Acocanthera
genus Acokanthera
genus Aconitum
genus Acorus (current term)
genus Acridotheres
genus Acris
genus Acrobates
genus Acrocarpus
genus Acrocephalus
genus Acroclinium
genus Acrocomia
genus Acropora
genus Acrostichum
genus Actaea
genus Actias
genus Actinia
genus Actinidia
genus Actiniopteris

Literary usage of Genus Acorus

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

1. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1888)
"... highly powerful Nepalese and Himalayan Aconitum ferox (Wallich) and probably from several other species of the genus. Acorus Calamus, The " Sweet Flag. ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"... which effervesced and dissolved with hydrochloric acid and were probably oxalate of lime. With the exception of the genus Acorus the crystals ..."

3. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"genus Acorus,* Linn. Kunth, Enum. Plant., iii, p. 87. Species 2 (or more ?), natives of the northern hemisphere. 279. Acorus Calamus,t Linn., Sp. Plant, ..."

4. Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States: Or, Medical Botany by William Paul Crillon Barton (1818)
"It is a species of the genus Acorus, a term derived from *«»«, the pupil; having been formerly esteemed peculiarly beneficial in disorders of the eye. ..."

5. A Phonographic Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language: Abridged from by William Bolles (1846)
"... n. a plant of the genus acorus. [mistress. Sweetheart, s5e't hS'rt, n. a lover or Sweetish, s5e't-!sh, a. somewhat sweet. [served with sugar. ..."

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