Definition of Quamash

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




Definition of Quamash

1. n. See Camass.

Definition of Quamash

1. Noun. (dated form of camas) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quamash

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

Medical Definition of Quamash

1. See Camass. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quamash

qualm
qualmier
qualmiest
qualming
qualmish
qualmishly
qualmishness
qualmishnesses
qualmless
qualmlessly
qualms
qualmy
qualophile
qualophiles
qualtagh
quamash (current term)
quamashes
quamoclit
quandang
quandangs
quandaries
quandary
quandies
quandong
quandong nut
quandong tree
quandongs
quandry
quandy
quango

Literary usage of Quamash

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

1. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1853)
"Henry quamash, an Indian Man, who has lajn sick at Bethlehem, ever since the ... His HENRY X quamash. mark. I hope to go on my Journey home to- morrow. ..."

2. History of the Expedition of Captains Lewis and Clark, 1804-5-6: Reprinted by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, James Kendall Hosmer (1902)
"We were all occupied in preparing packs and saddles for our journey; and as we intend to visit the quamash flats on the loth, in order to lay in a store of ..."

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

4. The Expedition of Lewis and Clark by James K. Hosmer (2002)
"... and to wait for a guide across the mountains—Their distress for want of provisions—They resolve to return to the quamash flats—They are at last so ..."

5. History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clarke, to by Meriwether Lewis, Paul Allen, William Clark, Archibald MacVickar (1842)
"They resolve to re turn to the quamash Flats.—Are at last so fortunate as to procure Indian Guides, with whom they resume their Jour ney. ..."

6. History of the Expedition Under the Command of Lewis and Clark: To the by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Elliott Coues, Thomas Jefferson (1893)
"At this place, about a mile and a half from the spot where quamash" creek ... Twelve miles from our camp we halted to graze our horses on the quamash flats ..."

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