Camas



any of several plants of the genus Camassia, of the lily family, especially C. quamash, of western North America, having long clusters of blue to white flowers and edible bulbs.
death camass.
Historical Examples

Godfrey Morgan Jules Verne
The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
The Yellowstone National Park Hiram Martin Chittenden
Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park James Willard Schultz
The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society Robert F. Murphy
Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society Robert F. Murphy
Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society Robert F. Murphy
Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches Theodore Roosevelt
Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society Robert F. Murphy

noun
Also called quamash. any of several North American plants of the liliaceous genus Camassia, esp C. quamash, which has a cluster of blue or white flowers and a sweet edible bulb
death camass, any liliaceous plant of the genus Zygadenus (or Zigadenus), of the western US, that is poisonous to livestock, esp sheep

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