camass definition

  • noun:
    • any of a few flowers associated with the genus Camassia of North and South America, particularly the blue-flowered liliaceous plant (Camassia esculenta) of northwestern America, the light bulbs of which had been gathered for meals by the Indians.
    • a tiny prairie in a forest; a tiny grassy simple among hills.
    • The Indian title associated with western types of Camassia, C. esculenta and C. Leichtlinii, which are found growing in damp meadows from northern California to British Columbia and eastward to western Montana.
    • any one of a few flowers of genus Camassia; North and south usa
    • any of a number of flowers of genus Camassia of North and South America, especially the blue-flowered liliaceous plant (Camassia esculenta) of northwestern America, the light bulbs which had been gathered for food by the Indians.
    • A small prairie in a forest; a small grassy simple among hills.
    • The Indian name associated with western species of Camassia, C. esculenta and C. Leichtlinii, that are discovered growing in wet meadows from north Ca to British Columbia and eastward to western Montana.
    • some of a number of flowers regarding the genus Camassia; North and south usa

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