death camass


noun

any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Zigadenus, of the lily family, having narrow leaves and clusters of flowers.
the root of any of these plants, poisonous to sheep and other animals.

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Origin of death camass

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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