As a noun calas
is dumplings made with a deep-fried batter of rice, yeast, sugar, eggs, and flour, part of creole cuisine.
As a proper noun camas is
a town in clark county, washington, usa.
Dumplings made with a deep-fried batter of rice, yeast, sugar, eggs, and flour, part of Creole cuisine.
Perhaps from (etyl) .
* cammas, camass, quamash
Any of the North American flowering plants of the genus Camassia .
* death camas