cam·as or cam·ass (kăməs)
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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