camass


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Camass \Cam"ass\, n. [American Indian name.] (Bot.)
   any of several plants of the genus Camassia of North and
   South America, especially the blue-flowered liliaceous plant
   (Camassia esculenta) of northwestern America, the bulbs of
   which were collected for food by the Indians. [Written also
   camas, cammas, and quamash.]

   Syn: camass, quamash, camosh, camash.
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   Note: The Eastern cammass is Camassia Fraseri.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Camass \Cam"ass\ n. [Origin uncert.]
   A small prairie in a forest; a small grassy plain among
   hills. [Western U. S.]
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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