Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Timorous; fearful; cowardly.
- n. A plant found in the valley of the Columbia river, probably some species of Peucedanum. The root is of the size of a walnut, and resembles in taste the sweet potato.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Timorous; fearful; cowardly.
- n. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum Cous) with edible tuberous roots, found in Oregon.
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“The cowish, also, or biscuit root, about the size of a walnut, which they reduce to a very palatable flour; together with the jackap, aisish, quako, and others; which they cook by steaming them in the ground.”
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