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camass


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camass  \Cam"ass\  n.  [Origin  uncert.] 
  A  small  prairie  in  a  forest;  a  small  grassy  plain  among 
  hills.  [Western  U.  S.] 
 
  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]: 
 
  camass 
  n  :  any  of  several  plants  of  the  genus  Camassia;  North  and  South 
  America  [syn:  {camas},  {quamash},  {camosh},  {camash}] 




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