rampion

noun

ram·​pi·​on
ˈrampēən
plural -s
: a European bellflower (Campanula rapunculus) having an edible tuberous root used with the leaves as a salad

Word History

Etymology

probably modification of Middle French raiponce, from Old Italian raponzo, probably from rapa, rapo turnip, from Latin rapa, rapum rape, turnip

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“Rampion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rampion. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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