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.]

⇒ The Eastern cammass is Camassia Fraseri.

 

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Cam"ass (?). n. [Origin uncert.]

A small prairie in a forest; a small grassy plain among hills.

[Western U. S.]

 

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