quamash

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinook Jargon qamaš.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɑ.mæʃ/, /kwə.ˈmæʃ/

NounEdit

quamash (plural quamashes)

  1. Dated form of camas.
    • 1915, Mary Hampden, Every woman's flower garden: how to make and keep it beautiful:
      Lavender and purple-shaded blues are offered by the tall, hardy quamashes, Camassias esculenta, Cusickii, and Fraseri, or C. Leichtlini varieties.
Last modified on 7 August 2013, at 01:50