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or cam·ass  (kăm′əs)
1. Any of several plants of the genus Camassia, especially C. quamash of western North America, having grasslike leaves, a raceme of blue flowers, and a bulb that has traditionally been an important food for various Native American peoples. Also called quamash.
2. Death camas.

[Nez Perce qém'es, qém'eš.]
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Noun1.camas - any of several plants of the genus Camassiacamas - 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
Camassia leichtlinii, Leichtlin's camas - camas found to the west of Cascade Mountains
Camassia scilloides, indigo squill, wild hyacinth - eastern camas; eastern and central North America
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