meaning of camass

camass meaning in General Dictionary

a little prairie in a forest a little grassy plain among mountains

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  • any one of several plants for the genus Camassia of North and south usa especially the blue-flowered liliaceous plant Camassia esculenta of northwestern America the light bulbs which were gathered for food by the Indians
  • any one of several plants associated with genus Camassia; North and south usa
  • A blue-flowered liliaceous plant (Camassia esculenta) of northwestern America, the bulbs which tend to be collected for meals because of the Indians.