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(n.) The indian cane, a plant of the Palm family. It furnishes the common rattan. See Rattan, and Dragon's blood.
(n.) A species of Acorus (A. calamus), commonly called calamus, or sweet flag. The root has a pungent, aromatic taste, and is used in medicine as a stomachic; the leaves have an aromatic odor, and were formerly used instead of rushes to strew on floors.
(n.) The horny basal portion of a feather; the barrel or quill.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Calamus'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/c/calamus.html. 1828.