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Acorus

A'CORUS

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Noun.
[L. from Gr..]
1.
Aromatic Calamus, sweet flag, or sweet rush.
2.
In natural history, blue coral, which grows in the form of a tree, on a rocky bottom, in some parts of the African seas. it is brought from the Camarones and Benin.
3.
In medicine, this name is sometimes given to the great galangal.

Definition 2023


Acorus

Acorus

See also: acorus

Translingual

Proper noun

Acorus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Acoraceae - sweet flag.

Hypernyms

Hyponyms

acorus

acorus

See also: Acorus

Latin

Alternative forms

Noun

acorus f (genitive acorī); second declension

  1. an aromatic plant, perhaps sweet flag or calamus

Declension

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative acorus acorī
genitive acorī acorōrum
dative acorō acorīs
accusative acorum acorōs
ablative acorō acorīs
vocative acore acorī

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