Death-camas meaning

Any of several plants of the genus Zigadenus, primarily of North America, having grasslike leaves and clusters of usually greenish-white flowers. All parts of the plant are poisonous.
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A member of a species of poisonous, perennial, flowering plants, Zigadenus venenosus, easily confused with camas, whose bulbs (rhizomes) look like, but do not smell like, like onion.
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(more generally) A member of any of various similar species, also called star lilies, of family Melanthiaceae, and formerly grouped into the genus Zigadenus.
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