noun Ca·mas·sia \kəˈmasēə\

Definition of Camassia

  1. :  a genus of scapose herbs (family Liliaceae) mostly of western North America having edible bulbs, basal linear leaves, and racemes of blue, purple, or white flowers — see camas

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Origin and Etymology of camassia

New Latin, from English camass + New Latin -ia

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a brief usually trivial fact

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