ramage

adjective

Definition of ramage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

obsolete

ramage

noun
ram·​age | \ ˈramij \
plural -s

Definition of ramage (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the boughs or branches of a tree
2 : the cry of birds grew from the ramage of birds to the hurry of wind— Hugh McCrae
3 : a genealogical tree of a segmentary unilateral descent group

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History and Etymology for ramage

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 30 Jul. 2021.

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