camas camas

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America

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Usage(s):

  1. When the Indians used to go to this fertile valley at the foot of the Thatuna Hills to gather camas roots, they called the place Tat-Kin-Mah, which means the land of the spotted .
  2. Emerging on the western slope, in Idaho's Weippe Prairie, they gorged on camas bulbs (which made them sick) and dog meat (which they found surprisingly good).

News

  1. Boy, 13, injured in fall from rope swing near Camas

    A 13-year-old boy suffered head injuries after falling 10 to 15 feet from a rope swing near Camas Friday afternoon, firefighters said.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: KOMO Seattle

  2. Camas man accused of attacking city worker

    A Camas man accused of attacking a city worker is facing a first degree assault charge. Police responded calls of a disturbance with a weapon in the 1400 block of NE Dallas Street on Monday afternoon.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX 12 Oregon

  3. Camas man sees red in fire hydrant color dispute

    CAMAS, Clark County (AP) — Police say a Camas man who painted the fire hydrant in front of his house red became angry about a note from the water department that said it should be yellow, like all the other hydrants in the city. Police say the 54-year-old man who found the note was drinking
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

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