camas

noun cam·as \ˈkwä-mish\
variants: or less commonly

camass

or

play \ˈkwä-mish\

Definition of camas

  1. :  any of a genus (Camassia and especially C. quamash) of plants of the lily family chiefly of the western U.S. with edible bulbs — compare death camas

Origin and Etymology of camas

Nez Percé qém'es, qém'eš


First Known Use: 1805

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