Definition of Death camas

1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Zigadenus having glaucous leaves and terminal racemes of mostly white flowers; all are poisonous.

Definition of Death camas

1. Noun. A member of a species of poisonous, perennial, flowering plants, ''Zigadenus venenosus'', whose bulbs (rhizomes) look, but do not smell, like onion. ¹

2. Noun. (context: more generally) A member of any of various similar species, also called star lilies, of family Melanthiaceae, and formerly grouped into the genus ''Zigadenus''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Death Camas

death-watch beetle
death-watch beetles
death adder
death angel
death angels
death bed
death bell
death benefit
death by PowerPoint
death by chocolate
death by cop
death by spellcheck
death camas (current term)
death camp
death camps
death cap
death caps
death certificates
death chair
death chamber
death clock
death clocks
death cup
death duty
death erection
death erections

Literary usage of Death camas

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

1. 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 ..."

2. Forestry Quarterly by New York State College of Forestry (1916)
"Some 12 remedies for death camas poisoning are given, with practical suggestions how to prevent losses of stock, the important thing being the ability to ..."

3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"The capsules of the death camas. are much smaller and more closely set upon the stem, and the scapes are more slender. The leaves, too, are narrower, ..."

4. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"V.) death camas has been found in Williams County and in parts of Ward County, in North Dakota. ... The effects of death camas, as a plant dan<renm. ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"The antidotes that have proved successful in the treatment of such cases of poisoning are permanganate of potash, as mentioned for death camas poisoning, ..."

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