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Related to quamash: Small Camas
[Nez Perce qém'eš, qém'es.]
(Plants) another word for camass1
or cam•as(ˈkæm əs)
1. any of several plants of the genus Camassia, of the lily family, esp. C. quamash, of W North America, having long clusters of blue to white flowers and edible bulbs.
[1795–1805, Amer.; < Chinook Jargon]
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|Noun||1.||quamash - any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America|
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
Camassia, genus Camassia, genus Quamassia, Quamassia - genus of scapose herbs of North and South America having large edible bulbs
Camassia quamash, common camas - plant having a large edible bulb and linear basal leaves and racemes of light to deep violet-blue star-shaped flowers on tall green scapes; western North America