[ UK /kˈælæməs/ ]
  1. a genus of Sparidae
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How To Use Calamus In A Sentence

  • It is flood plains in flower, trimming heaven, carex, calamus, windlestraw on the common. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the garden grow "an orchard of pomegranates . . . spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense". Ten of the best: walled gardens
  • Alcoholic extracts, tinctures and oils are made using herbs such as echinacea root, rosemary, nettles, birch leaves, burdock root, and seed together with a small amount of essential oils such as oils of, rosemary, lavender and calamus.
  • The "calamus" followed the "brush," just as phonographic writing which denotes arbitrary sounds or the language of symbols, came after the picture or ideographic writing. Forty Centuries of Ink
  • The baby Anzu bird that Lugalbanda feeds and decorates is spotted with a multitude of tiny flowers and you can make out every barb, calamus, and rachis on the bird's feathered body. Archive 2006-04-01
  • For writing upon paper or parchment, the Romans employed a reed, sharpened and split in the point like our pens, called calamus, arundo, or canna. De vita Caesarum
  • The first to observe and name the calamus scriptorius (a cavity in the floor of the fourth cerebral ventrical), he called it kalamos because it resembles the carved out groove of a writing pen.
  • As plainly described, the Biblical reference to calamus is merely as one of the ingredients in the Holy Anointing Oil.
  • In 1936 a Polish Anthropologist named Sula Benet discovered that in the original Hebrew of the Old Testament the word "kaneh bosm" had been translated as calamus or fragrant cane by the Greeks when they first rendered the Books in the 3rd century BC. Christiane Amanpour's "God's Warriors"
  • On the other hand, resources of a species affined to Acorum calamus L. have been discovered.
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