Calamus

Pronounced KAL uh muhs
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About the name Calamus

Calamus or Acorus calamus is the herb Sweet Flag, which grows in wetlands. Its fragrant root is used in perfumery and medicine. The word Calamus comes from the Greek word for "reed". In zoology, a calamus is the lower part of a feather, the quill. These two relate in that the quill and the reed were both used as writing instruments.

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Europe
Greek

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