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Calamus appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Definition of the noun calamus

What does calamus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • calamus: calamuses
  • Calamus: -

  1. any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic terms: palm / palm tree = any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
    • more specific terms:
    • member of: genus Calamus = distinctive often spiny-stemmed palms found as climbers in tropical and subtropical forest
  2. the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally
  3. perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots
  4. a genus of Sparidae
  5. the hollow spine of a feather
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of calamus: quill / shaft
    • more generic word: rib = a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
    • part of: feather / plumage / plume = the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds


  1. Calamus is a small town in Clinton County, Iowa, United States located on the historical Lincoln Highway, which was the first transcontinental highway for automobiles across the U.S.. Calamus is the only town in Olive Township, Clinton County, Iowa and had a population of 439 at the 2010 census, which was an 11.4% increase from the 2000 census. Calamus was named after Calamus creek, which received its name from the great quantities of sweet flag growing in it, from which the botanical name Acorus calamus, commonly called Sweet Flag or Calamus.
  2. Calamus is a town in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,005 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of South Beaver Dam is located in the town. The unincorporated community of Lost Lake is also located partially in the town.


Calamus is a musical group.

  • members:
  • albums: "High Drive", "These Days", "A Few Lines in Mind", "The Same Old Demons", "Tour Single"


"Calamus": The "Calamus" poems are a cluster of poems in Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. These poems celebrate and promote "the manly love of comrades". Most critics believe that these poems are Whitman's clearest expressions in print of his ideas about homosexual love.


Calamus is a desktop publishing application, built for the Atari ST computer. The first version was released on July 1st, 1987 by the former German software company DMC GmbH. Calamus is still supported by its German owner company, invers Software, and also runs under a built-in and transparent Atari emulator on Windows, or on other platforms such as Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, using any available TOS emulator.

  • also known as Calamus SL

Phrases with Calamus

Phrases starting with the word Calamus:

  1. Calamus mu
  2. calamus oil
  3. Calamus Draco
  4. Calamus Niger
  5. calamus penna
  6. Calamus Ruber
  7. Calamus Cabrae
  8. Calamus Mollis
  9. calamus rotang
  10. Calamus Barteri
  11. Calamus caesius
  12. Calamus calamus
  13. Calamus nodosus

Phrases ending with the word Calamus:

  1. Elaps Calamus
  2. genus calamus
  3. sweet calamus
  4. acorus calamus
  5. Mantis Calamus
  6. Nereis Calamus
  7. Phasma Calamus

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Calamus

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Google previewThe Christian miscellany, and family visiter (1865)

The calamus is an aromatic reed ; the Arum is the type of the order, which includes many curious plants growing in marshy ground, several of them being aromatic. Aeonts calamus is a native of Britain, and grows in the English marshes .

Google previewIllustrations of Scripture from botanical science (1854)

by David?. GORRIE

Acorus calamus is a native of Britain, and grows very plentifully in some English marshes, as well as on the banks of oriental rivers. It was said by Linnaeus to be the only native aromatic plant of northern regions. The aromatic principle is an ...

Google previewOrnithology in Laboratory and Field (2012)

by Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr.

Remaining almost entirely in the skin follicle from which the whole feather developed, the calamus is a tubular and somewhat transparent barrel, circular in cross section, and tapered at the basal end. At this point is an opening, the inferior ...

Google previewIncarnation, Inclusion, and Intensification (1996)

by Witness Lee

Calamus is a reed that grows in a marsh or muddy place, shooting upward toward the sky; thus calamus signifies Christ's resurrection. Cassia is a kind of bark used as a repellent to repel snakes and insects. Therefore, cassia signifies the ...

Google previewAdvanced Treatise on Herbology (1998)

by Edward E. Shook

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES AND USES: Calamus is a stimulant tonlo, possessing the ordinary virtues of aroma tics. It may be taken with advantage in pain or uneasiness of the stomach or bowela arising from flatulence, and is a useful adjuvant ...

Google previewIsidore of Seville's Etymologies: Complete English Translation (2005)

by Saint Isidore (of Seville)

A reed is called calamus because it can set down liquid. Whence among sailors, calare means to place.67 5 Feather was named pinna from pendendo, that is flying. As we said, 68 it comes from a bird. 6 Sheets of books are named foliae ...

Google previewThe Dispensatory of the United States of America (1865)

Calamus is a stimulant tonic, possessing the ordinary virtues of the aromatics. It may be taken with advantage in pain or uneasiness of the stomach or bowels arising from flatulence, and is a useful al. juvant to tonic or purgative medicines, ...

Google previewMateria Medica, Pharmacy and Therapeutics (1906)

Including the Physiological Action of Drugs, the Special Therapeutics of Disease, Official and Practical Pharmacy, Minute Directions for Prescription Writing and Avoiding Incompatibility, Also the Antidotal and Antagonistic Treatment of Poisoning by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter

Calamus is an aromatic bitter, and a stomachic tonic, increasing the appetite and stimulating digestion. It is one of the constituents of the preparations termed " bitters," and is chewed as an appetizer. CALCIUM, Ca, — is the metal characteristic ...

Google previewA Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences Embracing the Entire Range of Scientific and Allied Sciences (1894)

by Albert Henry Buck

Calamus is a pleasant tonic, aromatic, applicable to all the purposes for which such remedies are used. Dose, from two to four grams; of the oil, from ten to fifteen drops. ALLIED PLANTs.—No other species of Acorus have any special value.

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Ackermagen Calamus Ackern German colloquial term for prostitution. Ackerwurtz Calamus. Ackerwurz Calamus. Ackoffs model A method of determine the assignment of alcoholic ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants (2016)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

in Bangladesh: karat-bet in India: katu-tsjurel, peddapemu, perim-tsjurel , pre, takat, takit, taur Calamus longispathus Ridley Peninsular Malaysia. Clustering ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (2004)

by Tova Navarra

calamus ( sweet flag, haulm, sweet sedge) The plant Acorus calamus, of the family Aracae, named from the Greek word kalamos, meaning reed, whose aromatic rhizome, ...

Google previewThe people's dictionary of the Bible [by J.R. Beard]. (1847)

by John Relly Beard

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Google previewThe new Sunday school teachers' Biblical dictionary (1879)

'calamus' ( 23.

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Radix Sub-boras Soda; Melaleuca Cajnpiiti Oleum esscntiale Carbonas Zinci ira- pura Calamus Acorus Calamus Radix Cambogia Stalagmitis Cambogi- aides • Gummi retina Camphors Lanrus Camphora Matciia volatilis peculiaris Canella ...

Google previewChambers's encyclopaedia (1901)

a dictionary of universal knowledge

CALAMUS CALAS 631 Calamus, the reed pen which the ancients used in writing , was made of the stem of a reed growing in marshy places, probably Arundo Donax (see Reed), of which the best were obtained from Egvpt. The stem was first ...

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1848)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

CALAITE— CALAMUS. CALANDO— CALCEDOXH E. Calatte, ka-la'ite, .". One of the names given to the precious stone Torquois. Calamagbostis, ka-la-ma-gros' tis, «. (kalamos, a reed, Gr. and agrostis, grass, Lat.) A genus of the grasses ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological, Technological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language, Embracing All the Terms Used in Science, Literature and Art (1858)

by John CRAIG (F.G.S.)

CALAITE–CALAMUS. CALAND0—CALCEDONIT.E. CALAITE, ka-la'ite, s. One of the names given to the precious stone Torquois. CALAMAgitosTis, ka-la-ma-gros' tis, s. (kalamos, a reed, Gr. and agrostis, grass, Lat.) A genus of the grasses ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1847)

Embracing All the Terms Used in Art, Science and Literature by John Craig (F.G.S. of Glasgow.)

CALAITE–CALAMUS. CALAND0–CALCEDONITE. CALAITE, ka-la'ite, s. One of the names given to the precious stone Torquois. CALAMAGRostis, ka-la-ma-gros' tis, s. (kalamos, a reed, Gr. and agrostis, grass, Lat.) A genus of the grasses ...

Google previewA New Medical Dictionary (1817)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Physiology ... and the Various Branches of Natural Philosophy Connected with Medicine by Robert Hooper

CALAMUS A word of Arabian derivation. 1. A general name denoting the stalk of any plant. 2 The name of a genus of plants in the Linnaran system. Clays, Hexandria. Order, Monogijuia. CALAMI'S AROMATICCS. (From kulum, Arab.) . 1coru* ...

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Video shows what calamus means. The sweet flag, Acorus calamus.. A quill.. Calamus Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

Scrabble value of C3A1L1A1M3U1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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