Definition of Genus Acorus
1. Noun. Sweet flags; sometimes placed in subfamily Acoraceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Araceae, Arum Family, Family Araceae
Member holonyms: Acorus Calamus, Calamus, Flagroot, Myrtle Flag, Sweet Calamus, Sweet Flag
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Acorus
Literary usage of Genus Acorus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1888)
"... highly powerful Nepalese and Himalayan Aconitum ferox (Wallich) and probably from several other species of the genus. Acorus Calamus, The " Sweet Flag. ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"... which effervesced and dissolved with hydrochloric acid and were probably oxalate of lime. With the exception of the genus Acorus the crystals ..."
3. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal ...by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"genus Acorus,* Linn. Kunth, Enum. Plant., iii, p. 87. Species 2 (or more ?), natives of the northern hemisphere. 279. Acorus Calamus,t Linn., Sp. Plant, ..."
4. Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States: Or, Medical Botany by William Paul Crillon Barton (1818)
"It is a species of the genus Acorus, a term derived from *«»«, the pupil; having been formerly esteemed peculiarly beneficial in disorders of the eye. ..."
5. A Phonographic Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language: Abridged from by William Bolles (1846)
"... n. a plant of the genus acorus. [mistress. Sweetheart, s5e't hS'rt, n. a lover or Sweetish, s5e't-!sh, a. somewhat sweet. [served with sugar. ..."