ramentum

ramentum

[ruh-men-tuhm]
noun, plural ramenta [ruh-men-tuh] .
1.
a scraping, shaving, or particle.
2.
Botany. one of the thin, chafflike scales covering the shoots or leaves of certain ferns.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin rāmentum a shaving, shred < *rādmentum, equivalent to rād(ere) to scrape + -mentum -ment

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ramentum (rəˈmɛntəm)
 
n , pl -ta
any of the thin brown scales that cover the stems and leaves of young ferns
 
[C17: from Latin rādere to scrape]
 
ramentaceous
 
adj

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