quamash

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chinook Jargon qamaš.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɑ.mæʃ/, /kwə.ˈmæʃ/

Noun[edit]

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.