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Meaning of calamus

cal•a•mus

Pronunciation: (kal'u-mus), [key]
— pl. -mi
  1. the sweet flag, Acorus calamus.
  2. its aromatic root.
  3. any of various tropical Asian palms of the genus Calamus, some of which are a source of rattan.
  4. the hollow base of a feather; a quill. See illus. under
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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