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quamash

[kwom-ash, kwuh-mash] /ˈkwɒm æʃ, kwəˈmæʃ/
noun
1.
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  • I killed a small black pheasant near the quamash grounds this evening which is the first I have seen below the snowy region.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
  • For the present, it was thought best to return to quamash flats.

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

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

    Astoria Washington Irving
  • 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
  • For "quamash" read "camass," an edible root much prized by the Nez Perces then and now.

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

    The Biography of a Grizzly Ernest Thompson Seton
  • The pale blue flowers of the quamash gave to the level country the appearance of a blue lake.

  • Camas (quamash) is a bulbous root much used for food by the Indians of the Columbia.

British Dictionary definitions for quamash

quamash

/ˈkwɒmæʃ; kwəˈmæʃ/
noun
1.
another name for camass (sense 1)
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