genus Calamus

noun
1. distinctive often spiny-stemmed palms found as climbers in tropical and subtropical forest
Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus
Member Holonyms:
Member Meronyms: ↑calamus
2. a genus of Sparidae
Syn: ↑Calamus
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Sparidae, ↑family Sparidae
Member Meronyms: ↑sheepshead porgy, ↑Calamus penna

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  • calamus — [kal′ə məs] n. pl. calami [kal′əmī΄] [ME < L < Gr kalamos, a stalk, reed, stubble < IE base * k̑olem , stalk, reed > Ger halm, L culmus] 1. SWEET FLAG 2. any of a genus (Calamus) of climbing palms of the Old World that yield rattan 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Calamus (palm) — taxobox name = Calamus image caption = Calamus adspersus regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Monocots unranked ordo = Commelinids ordo = Arecales familia = Arecaceae subfamilia = Calamoideae tribus = Calameae genus …   Wikipedia

  • calamus — noun 1. any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes • Hypernyms: ↑palm, ↑palm tree • Hyponyms: ↑rattan, ↑rattan palm, ↑Calamus rotang, ↑lawyer cane, ↑Ca …   Useful english dictionary

  • Calamus (fish) — Taxobox name = Calamus fossil range = fossilrange|33|0 Early Oligocene to Present [cite journal last = Sepkoski first = Jack authorlink = coauthors = title = A compendium of fossil marine animal genera journal = Bulletins of American Paleontology …   Wikipedia

  • Calamus gibbsianus — taxobox name = Calamus gibbsianus regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Monocots unranked ordo = Commelinids ordo = Arecales familia = Arecaceae genus = Calamus species = C. gibbsianus binomial = Calamus gibbsianus… …   Wikipedia

  • Calamus — noun a genus of Sparidae • Syn: ↑genus Calamus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Sparidae, ↑family Sparidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Calamus compsostachys — taxobox status = CR status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Monocots unranked ordo = Commelinids ordo = Arecales familia = Arecaceae genus = Calamus species = C. compsostachys binomial = Calamus… …   Wikipedia

  • Calamus egregius — taxobox status = VU status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Monocots unranked ordo = Commelinids ordo = Arecales familia = Arecaceae genus = Calamus species = C. egregius binomial = Calamus… …   Wikipedia

  • Calamus obovoideus — taxobox status = CR status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Monocots unranked ordo = Commelinids ordo = Arecales familia = Arecaceae genus = Calamus species = C. obovoideus binomial = Calamus… …   Wikipedia

  • Calamus wailong — taxobox status = CR status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Monocots unranked ordo = Commelinids ordo = Arecales familia = Arecaceae genus = Calamus species = C. wailong binomial = Calamus… …   Wikipedia

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