ETYM Latin, a reed. Related to Halm.
A genus of Sparidae; Also called: genus Calamus.
Quill or reed used as a pen.
Feather quill; reed used as pen; Malacca and rattan cane palm.
1. Any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes.
2. The aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally.
ETYM Old Eng. cane, canne, Old Fren. cane, French canne, Latin canna, from Greek kanna, kanne; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Hebrew qâneh reed. Related to Canister, canon, Cannon.
1. A strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane.
2. Something people can lean on to help them walk.
3. Used to hit students as punishment.
Reedlike stem of various plants such as the sugar cane, bamboo, and, in particular, the group of palms called rattans, consisting of the genus Calamus and its allies. Their slender stems are dried and used for making walking sticks, baskets, and furniture.
Large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedges; Also called: genus Carex.
Tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites.
Any of various perennial tall, slender grasses of wet or marshy environments; in particular, species of the genera Phragmites and Arundo; also the stalk of any of these plants. The common reed p. australis attains a height of 3 m/10 ft, having stiff, erect leaves and straight stems bearing a plume of purplish flowers.
Any grasslike plant of the genus Juncus, family Juncaceae, found in wet places in cold and temperate regions. The round stems and flexible leaves of some species have been used for making mats and baskets since ancient times.
Grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems.
Rhizomatous perennial grasslike herbs; Also called: genus Scirpus.
ETYM Old Eng. segge, AS. secg; akin to LG. segge; -- probably named from its bladelike appearance, and akin to Latin secare to cut, Eng. saw a cutting instrument; cf. Irish seisg, W. hesg. Related to Hassock, Saw the instrument.
Grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers.
Any perennial grasslike plant of the family Cyperaceae, especially the genus Carex, usually with three-cornered solid stems, common in low water or on wet and marshy ground.