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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