- A root which was one of the chief foods of the Shoshoni, Bannock, and
Flatheads. It was found in the high mesas of the Rockies. It
was sometime called wild hyacinth and pomme des prairies (apple
of the prairies). The roots were placed in the ground and a fire
built over them. It required about three days of cooking before they
could be eaten. Also spelled camass.
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