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Yamp meaning

Yamp - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. An umbelliferous plant ( Carum Gairdneri); also, its small fleshy roots, which are eaten by the Indians from Idaho to California.

Yamp - examples of usage

  1. Yamp, the principal root, was found in the mountains. - "Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society", Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy.
  2. One informant spoke, for example, of the rich yamp grounds in the Big Horn Mountains. - "Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society", Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy.
  3. At the conclusion of the spring salmon run, the scattered camp grounds of Fort Hall Shoshone and Bannock went to Camas Prairie, where they dug camas, yamp, and other roots and fattened their horses for the fall hunt. - "Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society", Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy.
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