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quamash

[kwom-ash, kwuh-mash]
noun
  1. camass.
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Examples from the Web for quamash

Historical Examples

  • The name is derived from Quamash, the Indian name for these plants.

    Field Book of Western Wild Flowers

    Margaret Armstrong

  • For the present, it was thought best to return to Quamash flats.

  • In early summer the best forage is on the warm hill-sides where the quamash and the Indian turnip grow.

    The Biography of a Grizzly

    Ernest Seton-Thompson

  • And the quamash beds in May sang a perfect chorus when the wind was right: "Quamash beds, Quamash beds."

    The Biography of a Grizzly

    Ernest Seton-Thompson

  • Hither also the tribes from the Rocky Mountains brought down horses, bear-grass, quamash, and other commodities of the interior.

    Astoria

    Washington Irving


British Dictionary definitions for quamash

quamash

noun
  1. another name for camass (def. 1)
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