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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camass  \Cam"ass\,  n.  [American  Indian  name.]  (Bot.) 
  A  blue-flowered  liliaceous  plant  ({Camassia  esculenta})  of 
  northwestern  America,  the  bulbs  of  which  are  collected  for 
  food  by  the  Indians.  [Written  also  {camas},  {cammas},  and 
  {quamash}.] 
 
  Note:  The  Eastern  cammass  is  Camassia  Fraseri. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  camas 
  n  :  any  of  several  plants  of  the  genus  Camassia;  North  and  South 
  America  [syn:  {camass},  {quamash},  {camosh},  {camash}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Camas,  WA  (city,  FIPS  9480) 
  Location:  45.58786  N,  122.42351  W 
  Population  (1990):  6442  (2550  housing  units) 
  Area:  19.6  sq  km  (land),  4.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  98607 




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