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Meaning of CAMASS

Pronunciation:  'kamas

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America

CAMASS is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: camas, camash, camosh, quamash
 See Also: Camassia, Camassia leichtlinii, Camassia quamash, Camassia scilloides, common camas, genus Camassia, genus Quamassia, indigo squill, Leichtlin's camas, liliaceous plant, Quamassia, wild hyacinth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    Note: The Eastern cammass is Camassia Fraseri.
  2. \Cam"ass\ n. [Origin uncert.]
    A small prairie in a forest; a small grassy plain among
    hills. [Western U. S.]