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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.
Historical Examples

Old English Libraries Ernest Savage

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


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