death camas

noun

: any of several plants (genus Zigadenus) of the lily family that cause poisoning of livestock in the western U.S.

Examples of death camas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the past week, rangers identified Henderson’s shooting star, California manroot, California poppy, Fremont’s death camas, Pacific hounds’ tongue, warrior’s plume and Tomcat clover. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of death camas was in 1856

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“Death camas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/death%20camas. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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