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 Dictionary entry overview: What does camash mean? 

CAMASH (noun)
  The noun CAMASH has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: CAMASH used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CAMASH (noun)

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Any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants


camas; camash; camass; camosh; quamash

Hypernyms ("camash" is a kind of...):

liliaceous plant (plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "camash"):

Camassia quamash; common camas (plant having a large edible bulb and linear basal leaves and racemes of light to deep violet-blue star-shaped flowers on tall green scapes; western North America)

Camassia leichtlinii; Leichtlin's camas (camas found to the west of Cascade Mountains)

Camassia scilloides; indigo squill; wild hyacinth (eastern camas; eastern and central North America)

Holonyms ("camash" is a member of...):

Camassia; genus Camassia; genus Quamassia; Quamassia (genus of scapose herbs of North and South America having large edible bulbs)

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