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camas \camas\ n. same as camass.


Camass \Cam"ass\, n. [American Indian name.] (Bot.) any of several plants of the genus Camassia of North and South America, especially the blue-flowered liliaceous plant ( Camassia esculenta) of northwestern America, the bulbs of which were collected for food by the Indians. [Written also camas, cammas, and quamash.]

Syn: camass, quamash, camosh, camash.

Note: The Eastern cammass is Camassia Fraseri.


Etymology 1 alt. Any of the North American flowering plants of the genus ''Camassia''. n. Any of the North American flowering plants of the genus ''Camassia''. Etymology 2

n. (plural of cama English)


n. any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America [syn: camass, quamash, camosh, camash]

Camas, WA -- U.S. city in Washington
Population (2000): 12534
Housing Units (2000): 4736
Land area (2000): 10.905359 sq. miles (28.244749 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.669388 sq. miles (4.323696 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 12.574747 sq. miles (32.568445 sq. km)
FIPS code: 09480
Located within: Washington (WA), FIPS 53
Location: 45.591008 N, 122.412104 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 98607
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Camas, WA
Camas -- U.S. County in Idaho
Population (2000): 991
Housing Units (2000): 601
Land area (2000): 1074.956264 sq. miles (2784.123824 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 4.063628 sq. miles (10.524748 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1079.019892 sq. miles (2794.648572 sq. km)
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 43.391502 N, 114.773345 W
Camas, ID
Camas County
Camas County, ID

Camas may refer to:

  • Camas, Seville, Spain
  • Camas, Montana, United States
  • Camas, Washington, United States
  • Camas County, Idaho, United States
  • Camas prairie, several areas in the western United States
  • Camas Tuath, the Camas Centre, an outdoor activity centre on the Isle of Mull, UK
  • Camas (magazine), a literary periodical
  • Camassia, a plant genus

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 , and the town lies at an elevation of .

The villages of Çamaş district include Budak, Edirli, Hisarbey, Sakargeriş, Saitler, and Söken.

Camas (magazine)

Camas: The Nature of the West is a non-profit literary journal run by graduate students of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Montana. Established in 1992, Camas publishes non-fiction, fiction, poetry and photography on nature, place, and culture of the American West. The magazine produces two issues per year.

Usage examples of "camas".

Uno de mis agobiadores pasatiempos es la venta domiciliaria de consolas, biombos, camas y aparadores, que incesantemente elabora el prolífico Nemirovsky.

The creek sent a straight black gash through tall grass and patches of blue camas and bog laurel.

It digs up the camas roots, wild onions, and an occasional luckless woodchuck or gopher.

Ahead to westward the open land had been left in grass, a rippling green expanse starred with hyacinth blue camas flowers, better than knee high already.