camas

noun cam·as \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 United States with edible bulbs — compare death camas

Variants of camas

less commonly

camass

or

play \ˈkwä-mish\

Origin and Etymology of camas

Nez Percé qém'es, qém'eš


First Known Use: 1805


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