sweet flag

sweet flag

noun
a plant, Acorus calamus, of the arum family, having long, sword-shaped leaves and a pungent, aromatic rootstock.
Also called sweet calamus.


Origin:
1775–85

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sweet flag
 
n
Also called: calamus an aroid marsh plant, Acorus calamus, having swordlike leaves, small greenish flowers, and aromatic roots
 
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