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Noun calamus has 5 senses
  1. calamus - any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes
    --1 is a kind of
    palm, palm tree
    --1 is a member of genus Calamus
    --1 has particulars:
     rattan, rattan palm, Calamus rotang; lawyer cane, Calamus australis
  2. calamus - the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally
    --2 is a kind of
    --2 is a part of
     sweet flag, calamus, sweet calamus, myrtle flag, flagroot, Acorus calamus
  3. sweet flag, calamus, sweet calamus, myrtle flag, flagroot, Acorus calamus - perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots
    --3 is a kind of marsh plant, bog plant, swamp plant
    --3 is a member of Acorus, genus Acorus
    --3 has parts: calamus
    --3 has substances: calamus oil
  4. Calamus, genus Calamus - a genus of Sparidae
    --4 is a kind of fish genus
    --4 is a member of Sparidae, family Sparidae
    --4 has members: sheepshead porgy, Calamus penna
  5. quill, calamus, shaft - the hollow shaft of a feather
    --5 is a kind of rib
    --5 is a part of feather, plume, plumage
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