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(kăl`əməs): see arumarum,
common name for the Araceae, a plant family mainly composed of species of herbaceous terrestrial and epiphytic plants found in moist to wet habitats of the tropics and subtropics; some are native to temperate zones.
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Grass-like plant with cattail-type leaves and thin green “finger” sticking out from leaf stalk. The root is the part used, for indigestion (because it’s bitter), stomach, heartburn, spasms, colds, coughs, aphrodisiac.



the hollow lower part of the shaft of a feather. The calamus is partly beneath and partly above the skin. It lacks a vane and is usually semitransparent. Inside the calamus is a membranous formation. The calami of the flight feathers, which experience considerable stress during flight, are attached to the bones of the wings.

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calamus is a native of central Asia and eastern Europe, and is indigenous to the marshes of the mountains of India (Gupta 1964).
It is also possible that druids fantasy contain other ingredients such as Acorus calamus ("Sweet flag", "Calamus"), Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng), and Piper methysticum (kava, kava-kava) (Dennehy, Tsourounis & Miller 2005; http://www.
Pete Willet is the Owner of Old Timers Guns & Ammo, LLC, located in Calamus, Iowa.
We didn't have to take time to figure out where our refuge was going to go," says Lonnie Goettsch of Calamus, IA.
7 million 19) Packets of biscuits 20) Silver 21) Uranus 22) Railway 23) Crab 24) Dover 25) The letter 'e' ACROSS: 1 Calamus.
A winning combination of Styrax, ladanum and calamus, it was a sensual, intoxicating blend most befitting a perfume originating from the island of the goddess of love.
important as they are in my purpose as emotional expressions for humanity, the special meaning of the Calamus cluster of LEAVES OF GRASS .
Here, Whitman cloaks same-sex desire in a heterosexual guise; he does not add the more straightforwardly homoerotic Calamus poems until the third edition, in 1860.
The most important of which are Artemisia arborescens (Sheeba), Acorus calamus (sweet flag), wild marjoram (thyme) and Allium canadense (wild onion).
describes Gibson's argument (Gibson 2001) of the relation of the phrase lepidus susurrus as an allusion ('un'allusione', 14) to Theocritus' first Idyll and his 'veiled allusion' (una velata allusione, 14) to Egypt in calamus, while in the paper, both are described (translated?