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

  • 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 .
  • 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).
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  • 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.
    June 23, 2013 - KOMO Seattle
  • 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
    June 18, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - FOX 12 Oregon

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