Ac·​o·​rus ˈa-kə-rəs How to pronounce Acorus (audio)
: a genus of rushlike herbs (family Acoraceae) with the flowers in a close spadix see sweet flag

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, an aromatic plant (perhaps sweet flag), from Greek akoros (Iris pseudacorus)

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“Acorus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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