the sweet flag, Acorus calamus.
its aromatic root.
any of various tropical Asian palms of the genus Calamus, some of which are a source of rattan.
the hollow base of a feather; a quill.
a slip of the pen.
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noun (pl) -mi (-ˌmaɪ)
any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus, some species of which are a source of rattan and canes
another name for sweet flag
the aromatic root of the sweet flag
(ornithol) the basal hollow shaft of a feather; quill
a group of about 100 islands in the SW Philippines. 600 sq. mi. (1554 sq. km). Largest island, Busuanga.
a pink, water-insoluble powder consisting of zinc oxide and about 0.5 percent ferric oxide, used in ointments, lotions, or the like, for the treatment of inflammatory conditions of the skin. Mineralogy, hemimorphite. Chiefly British, smithsonite (def 1). Historical Examples Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles Chats on Old Copper and Brass Fred. W. […]
an alloy of zinc carbonate and copper, formerly used to imitate gold.
any of several aromatic plants belonging to the genus Calamintha (or Satureja) of the mint family, having simple, opposite leaves and drooping clusters of flowers. Historical Examples The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher Anonymous Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various noun any aromatic Eurasian plant of the genus Satureja (or […]