Definition of Myrtle flag

1. Noun. Perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots.

Exact synonyms: Acorus Calamus, Calamus, Flagroot, Sweet Calamus, Sweet Flag
Group relationships: Acorus, Genus Acorus
Terms within: Calamus
Terms within: Calamus Oil
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant



Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrtle Flag

myrrhols
myrrhs
myrrhy
myrsinaceous
myrsine family
myrtaceous
myrtaceous tree
myrtanol
myrtenol
myrtiform
myrtillin
myrtle
myrtle beech
myrtle bird
myrtle family
myrtle flag (current term)
myrtle oak
myrtle spurge
myrtle warbler
myrtled
myrtles
myrtucommulone
myself
myselfe
myselven
myselves
mysid
mysids
mysophiles

Literary usage of Myrtle flag

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"The plant is propagated by its large rootstocks, which furnish the drug Calamus. Interior of stalk sweet. Myrtle- flag, -sedge or -grass. Sweet-myrtle. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"myrtle flag (With. ed. iL), Myrtle-grass (Treas. Bot.), or Myrtle Sedge (Pratt). Book-names for Acorus Calamus, L., in allusion to its scent. Myrtle Spurge. ..."

3. Nantucket Wild Flowers by Alice Owen Albertson (1921)
"... Myrtle-grass, Sweet Root, Myrtle-flag. Sedge-root, Acorus: ancient name of an unknown meaning, from Pliny. Calamus: from Greek meaning a reed. ..."

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