quamash

noun

qua·​mash ˈkwä-mish How to pronounce quamash (audio)

less common variant of camas

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web Camassia quamash, the prairie’s namesake, blossoms in little purple clusters atop tall stems that stand a foot or two high amongst the grasses. Brian Oaster, oregonlive, 13 Nov. 2021 Among quamash cultivars, Blue Melody has rich blue flowers and showy yellow margins to the leaves. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021

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“Quamash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quamash. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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