ramage

1 of 2

adjective

obsolete

ramage

2 of 2

noun

ram·​age
ˈramij
plural -s
1
: the boughs or branches of a tree
2
: the cry of birds
grew from the ramage of birds to the hurry of windHugh McCrae
3
: a genealogical tree of a segmentary unilateral descent group

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English, from Old French, living in the branches of trees, wild, from ram, raim branch (from Latin ramus) + -age (as in salvage savage)

Noun

French, from Old French, from ram, raim branch + -age

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“Ramage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramage. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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