From the Klamath-Modoc word for the plant's seeds, wokas.
- IPA: /woʊkəs/
- (US, regional) A large yellow water lily (Nuphar polysepala) found in the northwestern United States.
- (US, regional) The seeds of this water lily, eaten by the Klamath and others.
From the name of the lily, woksʔam.
- the seeds of the yellow water lily Nuphar polysepala, which ripen in July and August and are harvested, parched, hulled, and eaten by the Klamath and Modoc
- 1978, William C. Sturtevant, Handbook of North American Indians, page 449
- 1964, University of California publications in linguistics, volumes 32-33, page 223
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