Eastern cammass
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. [1913 Webster]

Note: The {Eastern cammass} is {Camassia Fraseri}. [1913 Webster]


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  • camas — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camassia esculenta — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camassia Fraseri — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cammas — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quamash — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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