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Camacho
Camaieu
camail
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Camara dos Deputados
Camara dos Pares
camaraderie
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Camargue
camarilla
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camarlengo
camash
camass
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Camassia esculenta
Camassia leichtlinii
Camassia quamash
Camassia scilloides
Camayeu
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Cambarus pellucidus
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Cambay, Gulf of

camas definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America [syn: camas, camass, quamash, camosh, camash]

Merriam Webster's

also camass or quamash noun Etymology: Nez Perc qm'es, qm'e Date: 1805 any of a genus (Camassia and especially C. quamash) of plants of the lily family chiefly of the western United States with edible bulbs compare death camas

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Camass Cam"ass, n. [American Indian name.] (Bot.) A blue-flowered liliaceous plant (Camassia esculenta) of northwestern America, the bulbs of which are collected for food by the Indians. [Written also camas, cammas, and quamash.] Note: The Eastern cammass is Camassia Fraseri.



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