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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any of several plants of the genus Camassia of North and South America, especially the blue-flowered liliaceous plant (Camassia esculenta) of northwestern America, the bulbs of which were collected for food by the Indians.
  • n. A small prairie in a forest; a small grassy plain among hills.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Indian name of the western species of Camassia, C. esculenta and C. Leichtlinii, which are found growing in moist meadows from northern California to British Columbia and eastward to western Montana.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America

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