Definition of Camas

1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America.




Definition of Camas

1. Noun. Any of the North American flowering plants of the genus ''Camassia'' ¹

2. Noun. (plural of cama) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Camas

1. camass [n -ES] - See also: camass

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Camas

camail
camailed
camails
camalexin
camallanina
caman
camanachd
camanchaca
camans
camaraderie
camaraderies
camarilla
camarillas
camaron
camarons
camas (current term)
camases
camash
camashes
camazepam
cambendazole
camber
camber-keeled
camber arch
cambered
cambering

Literary usage of Camas

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1907)
"By and by, Walking my leafy garden as of old. These frosty fantasies shall charm my eye In azure, damask, emerald and gold. camas ..."

2. The Stock-poisoning plants of Montana: A Preliminary Report by Victor King Chesnut, Earley Vernon Wilcox (1901)
"This species resembles death camas, but is distinguished from it by taller ... The distribution of swamp camas in Montana is less extensive than of death ..."

3. Nez Perce Joseph: An Account of His Ancestors, His Lands, His Confederates by Oliver Otis Howard (1881)
"ANOTHER camas MEADOWS. — JOSEPH'S NIGHT RAID. ["PAKE a map of the United States, and look along the -L Union Pacific Railway till you find Corinne. ..."

4. On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish by Eugene O'Curry (1873)
"... his legend of the invention of verse ; his legend concerning the Timpan ; the strand of camas not identified. Signification of the word Cruit. ..."

5. Western Grazing Grounds and Forest Ranges: A History of the Live-stock by Will Croft Barnes (1913)
"... or by sowing seeds of other forage plants, as it is very tenacious and will hold its own against them under ordinary range conditions. Death camas ..."

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