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Morrish Bible Dictionary
The word is qaneh, and is often translated 'reed.' It was one of the ingredients of the holy anointing oil. Exodus 30:23 . It is mentioned among a list of spices and was brought to the market of Tyre. Song of Solomon 4:14; Ezekiel 27:19 . It is the calamus odoratus, a reed growing in India and Arabia, and which is said to have been found in the valley of Lebanon. It has a fragrant smell, and when dried and pounded forms a valuable ingredient for rich perfumes.
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Calamus'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/c/calamus.html. 1897.