death camas


Definition of death camas

: 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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First Known Use of death camas

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Death camas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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