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[Nez Perce qém'eš, qém'es.]


(ˈkwɒmæʃ; kwəˈmæʃ)
(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quamash - any of several plants of the genus Camassiaquamash - 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
References in classic literature ?
Hither also the tribes from the Rocky Mountains brought down horses, bear-grass, quamash, and other commodities of the interior.
Camassia quamash would enhance any light woodland scene
JAZZY CAMASSIAS Another of my favourite bulbs for naturalising is the much underrated Camassia quamash. It is a stunning vivid blue, with tall, bold flowers that will naturalise cheerfully in grass and is even happy in moist ground.
Wild hyacinth Camassia quamash, PS3.95 for 20 bulbs A bolt of blue for May and June, these grow well in rich, moist soil in sunny spots.
0.9 [+ or -] 0.2 1.8 [+ or -] 0.4 Anaphalis margaritacea 5.1 [+ or -] 1.2 3.6 [+ or -] 0.7 Antennaria rosea 7.6 [+ or -] 1.6 1.8 [+ or -] 0.0 Arenaria congesta 1.0 [+ or -] 0.2 Arnica cordifolia 0.7 [+ or -] 0.2 1.2 [+ or -] 0.5 Arnica sororia 2.7 [+ or -] 0.5 6.3 [+ or -] 0.0 Balsamorhiza sagittata 3.8 [+ or -] 0.6 Barbarea orthoceras Besseya rubra 0.3 [+ or -] 0.0 Calochortus elegans 0.3 [+ or -] 0.0 Calochortus eurycarpus 0.5 [+ or -] 0.1 0.3 [+ or -] 0.0 Camassia quamash ssp.