genus Calamus


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Noun1.genus Calamus - distinctive often spiny-stemmed palms found as climbers in tropical and subtropical forest
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
calamus - any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes
2.genus Calamus - a genus of Sparidae
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
family Sparidae, Sparidae - porgies; scups
Calamus penna, sheepshead porgy - from Florida and Bahamas to Brazil