Definition of Camassia

1. Noun. Genus of scapose herbs of North and South America having large edible bulbs.


Definition of Camassia

1. Noun. Any of the genus ''Camassia'' of flowering plants, the camases. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Camassia

camanachd
camanchaca
camans
camaraderie
camaraderies
camarilla
camarillas
camaron
camarons
camas
camases
camash
camashes
camazepam
cambendazole
camber
camber-keeled
camber arch
cambered
cambering
cambers
cambia
cambial
cambism
cambisms
cambist

Literary usage of Camassia

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

1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1902)
"A NEW WESTERN camassia. IN 1880 Mr. William N. Suksdorf collected in Falcon valley, Washington, specimens of camassia, which were sent to the Gray Herbarium ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Wilhelm Miller, Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"camassia esculenta. QUAMOCLIT. See I ,,omaa. l 'IM • : i '¡i.;' :• : also for Curcuma; and it has been erroneously used for Strelitzia. QUEEN LILY. ..."

3. How Plants are Trained to Work for Man by Luther Burbank (1921)
"THE camassia-WILL IT SUPPLANT THE POTATO? AND OTHER TUBERS OF VALUE FOR FOOD FOR the most part plants are cultivated for a single quality. ..."

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