1. any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes

Definition categories: plant, palm

2. the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally

Definition categories: plant, root

3. perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots

Definition categories: plant

4. a genus of Sparidae

Definition categories: animal

5. the hollow spine of a feather

Similar word(s): quill, shaft

Definition categories: animal, rib

Sentences with calamus as a noun:

- A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices (Song of Solomon 4:12-14, KJV)