ramson

noun
ram·​son | \ ˈramzən, -msən \
plural -s

Definition of ramson

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

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History and Etymology for ramson

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 22 Sep. 2020.

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