crambe

intransitive verb

Definition of crambe

-ed/-ing/-s
obsolete
:to play crambo

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Origin and Etymology of crambe

obsolete English crambe crambo


Crambe

noun Cram·be \ ˈkrambē \

Definition of Crambe

1 :a genus of chiefly Old World, mostly annual herbs (family Cruciferae) having coarse lyrate leaves and panicled white flowers — see sea kale
2 plural crambes or crambe 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) Tribune24 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 DominguezSan Antonio Business Journal29 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


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