- Any of several plants of the genus Camassia, especially C. quamash of western North America, having grasslike leaves, a raceme of blue flowers, and a bulb that has traditionally been an important food for various Native American peoples. Also called quamash .
- Death camas.
Origin of camasNez Perce qém'es, qém'eš
(plural camases or camas)
- Any of the North American flowering plants of the genus Camassia.
From Chinook Jargon qamaÅ¡, qawaÅ¡, from Nootka qawaÅ¡.
- plural form of cama
cama +"Ž -s