wokas

EnglishEdit

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the lily

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Klamath-Modoc word for the plant's seeds, wokas.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wokas

  1. (US, regional) A large yellow water lily (Nuphar polysepala) found in the northwestern United States.
  2. (US, regional) The seeds of this water lily, eaten by the Klamath and others.

Klamath-ModocEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • wókash (Gatschet)

EtymologyEdit

From the name of the lily, woksʔam.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wokas

  1. 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

ReferencesEdit

  • Gatschet, Samuel S. (1890). The Klamath Indians of southwestern Oregon. Volume II, Part II. United States Government Printing Office.
  • Sturtevant, William C. (1978). Handbook of North American Indians, page 449
  1. 1.0 1.1 1964, University of California publications in linguistics, volumes 32-33, page 223
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