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

North America Israel C. Russell
First Across the Continent Noah Brooks
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

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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