Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun calamus

5 senses of calamus

Sense 1
calamus -- (any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes)
       => palm, palm tree -- (any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves)

Sense 2
calamus -- (the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally)
       => root -- ((botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground)

Sense 3
sweet flag, calamus, sweet calamus, myrtle flag, flagroot, Acorus calamus -- (perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots)
       => marsh plant, bog plant, swamp plant -- (a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath)

Sense 4
Calamus, genus Calamus -- (a genus of Sparidae)
       => fish genus -- (any of various genus of fish)

Sense 5
quill, calamus, shaft -- (the hollow spine of a feather)
       => rib -- (a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant)

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