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death camass

noun
1.
any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Zigadenus, of the lily family, having narrow leaves and clusters of flowers.
2.
the root of any of these plants, poisonous to sheep and other animals.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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