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Death Camas Zigadenus venenosus
2009-04-17 14:37:21

The Death Camas or Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus) is a species of flowering plant that occurs in some regions of western North America. It can often be confused with the edible onion of the genus Allium. They are found in dry meadows and on dry hillsides as well as sagebrush slopes and mountain forests. The plant is up to 27.55 inches tall with long, grass-like leaves. The bulbs...

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cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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