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Definition of the noun camas

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noun - plural: camases

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


  1. Camas is a city in Clark County, Washington, with a population of 19,355 at the 2010 census. Officially incorporated on June 18, 1906, the city is named after the camas lily, a plant with an onion-like bulb prized by Native Americans. At the west end of downtown Camas is a large Georgia-Pacific paper-mill from which the high school teams get their name "the Papermakers". Accordingly, the city is about 20 miles east from Portland, Oregon. Historically, the commercial base of the city was based almost solely on the paper mill; however, the diversity of industries has been enhanced considerably in recent years by the influx of several white-collar, high-tech companies including Hewlett-Packard, Sharp Microelectronics, Linear Technology and WaferTech and Underwriters Labs . Annual events include the summer "Camas Days", as well as other festivals and celebrations.
  2. Camas a.k.a. Çamaş is a town and district of Ordu Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 13,650 of which 10,047 live in the town of Çamaş. The district covers an area of 91 km², and the town lies at an elevation of 507 m.

There are other places with in their name, like Camas County, Camas prairie and Camas Prairie Railroad.

Phrases with Camas

  1. Camas Pocket Gopher
  2. death camas
  3. Great Camas
  4. Large Camas
  5. Small Camas
  6. white camas
  7. common camas
  8. poison camas
  9. Prairie Camas
  10. Atlantic Camas
  11. Cusick's Camas
  12. Howell's Camas
  13. Utah Small Camas
  14. leichtlin's camas
  15. grassy death camas
  16. Walpole's Small Camas
  17. Suksdorf's Large Camas

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Google previewAppendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly ... of the Legislature (1919)

by Nevada. Legislature

DEATH CAMAS ( Zygadcnus Spp.) Deatli camas is the name by which this plant is known in most ...

Google previewDancing with the Wheel (1991)

by Sun Bear, Wabun Wind, Crysalis Mulligan

THE FROGS RETURN MOON, BEAVER-BLUE CAMAS Blue camas is the plant associated with the Frogs Return Moon (April 20 to...

Blue camas is a good food staple, and can be used to make pancakes, molasses, and a sugar substitute.

Google previewThe Bagworm, an Injurious Shade-tree Insect (1917)

by Leland Ossian Howard, Frank Hurlbut Chittenden

The common death camas is a spring plant which dries up after blossoming and disappears. Most of the cases of poisoning of sheep by this plant occur in May and June.

Google previewHistory of Fredrich the Second, called Frederick the Great (1899)

by Thomas Carlyle

Madam Camas is a German Lady, but for genial elegance, for wit, and wisdom, and goodness, could not readily be paralleled in France or elsewhere. Of both these Camases there will be honorable and important mention by-and-by, ...

Google previewHoly Ground

Camas is a place where the spiritual – that which is rooted in the core of all – can be explored and expressed freely; where respect, understanding, difference and diversity are honoured and encouraged. For many young people just being ...

Google previewDefending the Conquest (2010)

Bernardo de Vargas Machuca's Defense and Discourse of the Western Conquests by Bernardo de Vargas Machuca, Kris E. Lane

Camas is a type of platform made of thick canes, called guadicas [probably Guadua angustifolia] in those places, and in some ...

Google previewEasy-to-do Flower Patterns for Woodcarvers (1990)

by Mack Sutter

The camas is an interesting floral carving because of its long petals, pistil and six stamens, all requiring careful carving. Obviously the stamens and pistil must be laid against adjacent petals (which may curl at the ends). This pattern has three ...

Google previewAn Exploration of the Tetons (2004)

by David William Peterson

The camas is a small round root, not unlike an onion in appearance. It is sweet to the "// cleaned and cooked while fresh from the water, they furnish a deliciaiu meal. " taste, full of gluten, and very satisfying to a hungry. The poor fellow who ...

Google previewInterior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2010: Justification of the budget estimates: EPA, Forest Service (2009)

Camas is a native cultural plant with a tunicate bulb. (B) Native bulbs are often grown in raised beds; offsets from the mother bulbs are harvested and planted when they are dormant. Photos by Tara Luna. duce by rhizomes ...

Google previewPlants of Kananaskis Country in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta (1997)

by Beryl Hallworth, Chendanda Chengappa Chinnappa

Death camas is a smaller plant, found on plains and hillsides. NOTES: The common name for this plant is justified: the plant is extremely poisonous. When native peoples were gathering the true camas bulbs (Camassia) for food, they had to ...

Google previewThe Century (1873)

The camas is a small round root, not unlike an onion in appearance. It is sweet to the taste, full of gluten, and very satisfying to a hungry man. The Indians have a mode of preparing it which makes it very relishable. In a hole of a foot in depth, ...

Google previewThe Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1884)

t Camas is a tuber 120 THE WOMEN OF THE BEE-HIVE.

Google previewVeterinary Toxicology (2012)

Basic and Clinical Principles by Ramesh C. Gupta

Death camas is an abundant perennial plant found in western states. It grows early in the spring but enters dormancy when soil moisture declines. It is poisonous to livestock upon ingestion, with death occurring within a few hours. The toxic ...

Google previewScribners Monthly (1873)

The camas is a small round root, not unlike an onion in appearance. It is sweet to the taste, full of gluten, and very satisfying to a hungry man. The Indians have a mode of preparing it which makes it very relishable. In a hole of a foot in depth, ...

Google previewMedford District Area Resource(s) Management Plan (RMP) (1994)

Environmental Impact Statement

Howell's camas is a narrow endemic with its main center Chapter 3-49 Special Status and SEIS Specia/Attention Species Habitat.

Google previewVegetation Treatment on BLM Lands in 13 Western States (1991)

Environmental Impact Statement

Death Camas is a naturally occurring species that should ...

Google previewNational Wool Grower (1915)

Death camas is an erect herb, one to two feet high, with slender grass-like leaves from near the base and bearing later in the season a terminal oblong cluster of small white flowers. It grows from a roundish bulb one-half to one and one-half ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Zigadenus (Zygadenus; black snake root; death camas), a genus of North American and Asian perennial herbs (Family Liliaceae) with rhizomes or bulbs, grass-like leaves and whitish to yellow, greenish, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Wars, 1492-1890 (1999)

by Jerry Keenan

Camas. Meadows,. Battle. of. 19. August. 1877. Following the Battle of the Big Hole, Gen. O. O. Howard took up pursuit of the fleeing Nez Perce, who reversed course, crossed the Continental Divide, and moved down Idaho's Lemhi Valley.

Google previewThe Element Encyclopedia of Native Americans: An A to Z of Tribes, Culture, and History (2013)

by Adele Nozedar

There was another natural resource thatwas an essential forthe Bannock lifestyle: a plantnamed camas, apurple/blue flowerwhosebulb was an important formof nutrition, especially inthe winter months when little elsewas available. In 1868 ...

Google previewDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem (2009)

by Brent Douglas Galloway

Camassia leichtlinii and Camassia quamash, Erythronium grandiflorum'], semantic environment ['wi1d sweet potatoes, obtained in trade, don't grow here; camas, like sweet potatoes with little sausage-shaped potatoes on root; dried bulbs of ...

Google previewNative America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2012)

A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia by Daniel S. Murphree

Camas ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of International Organizations in Africa and the Middle East (2015)

by Terry M. Mays


Google previewNorthern Paiute–Bannock Dictionary (2012)

by Sven Liljeblad, Catherine S Fowler, Glenda Powell

See also: kogilanapi (death camas) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars, 1607–1890 (2011)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer Tucker, James R. Arnold, Roberta Wiener

Camas. Meadows,. Battle. of. Event. Date: August. 20,. 1877. Skirmish between U.S. Army troops and the Nez Perces led by Chief Joseph during the Nez Perce War of 1877. The engagement occurred at present-day Kilgore, Idaho, in the ...

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Camas Meaning

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Scrabble value of C3A1M3A1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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