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sweet flag

Syllabification: sweet flag
(also sweetflag)

Definition of sweet flag in English:

noun

An Old World waterside plant of the arum family, with leaves that resemble those of the iris. It is used medicinally and as a flavoring. Also called calamus.
  • Acorus calamus, family Araceae
Example sentences
  • Flag iris and sweet flag are two delightful perennial plants which, although they don't come from the same family, enjoy similar growing conditions.
  • In eastern Massachusetts they call the spikes of fruit of the sweet flag critch-crotches, probably from the zigzag lines which mark the divisions between each member of the spike and its neighbors.
  • 7 John Ordway also mentions the cherries; he adds that William Bratton came across a large quantity of a plant they called sweet flag.

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