from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An umbelliferous plant, Perideridia gairdneri, native to California, whose tubers were used as food by Native Americans
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An umbelliferous plant (Carum Gairdneri); also, its small fleshy roots, which are eaten by the Indians from Idaho to California.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An umbelliferous plant, Carum Gairdneri, found from California to Wyoming and Washington; doubtless, also, C. Kellogii, of central California. These plants have fascicled tuberous roots, which are an important food of the Indians.
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1 The dill (Carum), called "yamp" or "yampah" by the Indians (see p. 13, note 1, ante). —
Birithart-yamp flailed digits across his friend's shoulder.
Takpusseh-yamp said, "We fail to taste your problem."
Takpusseh-yamp spoke too rapidly for Wes to follow.
He could have leaned out the corridor and spoken to Takpusseh-yamp, but he didn't want Dawson to hear.
"The device rose from the North American continent," Takpusseh-yamp said.
Takpusseh-yamp curled his digits, a private message of affection.
Fookerteh went down the ramp to where Birithart-yamp waited.
Takpusseh-yamp looked at three displays of the sky.
Takpusseh-yamp's digits were rigid across his head.
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