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1. The generic name of the Indian cane, called also rotang. It is without branches, has a crown at the top, and is beset with spines.
2. In antiquity, a pipe or fistula, a wind instrument, made of a reed or oaten stalk.
3. A rush or reed used anciently as a pen to write on parchment or papyrus.
4. A sort of reed, or sweet-scented cane, used by the Jews as a perfume. It is a knotty root, reddish without and white within, and filled with a spungy substance. It has an aromatic smell.
5. The sweet flag, called by Linne Acorus.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Calamus'. King James Dictionary.

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