plural -s
: a broad-leaved garlic (Allium ursinum) common in European gardens
: the bulbous root of the ramson used especially in salads
used chiefly in plural

Word History


Middle English ramsyn, from Old English hramsan, plural of hramsa; akin to Middle Low German ramese, remese ramson, Old High German ramusia, Swedish, Danish & Norwegian rams ramson, Middle Irish crim garlic, Greek kremyon, kromyon, a kind of onion, Lithuanian kermušė wild garlic

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“Ramson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramson. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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