crambe

intransitive verb

Definition of crambe

-ed/-ing/-s

obsolete

  1. :  to play crambo

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Origin and Etymology of crambe

obsolete English crambe crambo — more at crambo


Crambe

noun Cram·be \ˈkrambē\

Definition of Crambe

  1. 1 :  a genus of chiefly Old World, mostly annual herbs (family Cruciferae) having coarse lyrate leaves and panicled white flowers — see sea kale

  2. 2 crambe plural crambes or crambe :  any herb of the genus Crambe; especially :  one (Crambe abyssinica) native to the Mediterranean region and cultivated as an oilseed crop Researchers at the University of North Dakota are studying how to make diesel out of the oilseed crop crambe. — Bismarck (North Dakota) Tribune, 24 Jan. 2009 Crambe is a drought-tolerant oilseed crop with viability throughout western North Dakota. The crop typically costs less to plant, fertilize and grow. — Catherine Dominguez, San Antonio Business Journal, 29 Jan. 2009

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Origin and Etymology of crambe

New Latin, from Latin, cabbage, from Greek krambē; akin to Late Greek krambos dry, withered — more at rumple


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