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sweet flag

noun

Definition of sweet flag

  1. :  a perennial marsh herb (Acorus calamus) of the arum family with long narrow sword-shaped leaves and an aromatic rootstock —called also calamus



1765

First Known Use of sweet flag

1765


Medical Dictionary

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noun \-ˈflag\

Medical Definition of sweet flag

  1. :  a perennial marsh herb (Acorus calamus) of the arum family (Araceae) having long leaves and a pungent rootstock and used especially formerly as a flavoring agent and in folk medicine but now largely abandoned because of demonstrated carcinogenicity and toxicity in laboratory animals—see calamus




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