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[ruh-mohn] /rəˈmoʊn/
any of several tropical American trees belonging to the genus Brosimum, of the mulberry family, the leaves of which are used as forage, especially B. alicastrum, which bears the breadnut.
Also, ramoon
[ra-moon] /ræˈmun/ (Show IPA)
Origin of ramon
1750-60; < Spanish ramón browse, augmentative of ramo branch (< Latin rāmus; see ramus)


[rey-muh n, ruh-mohn] /ˈreɪ mən, rəˈmoʊn/
a male given name, form of Raymond.

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[gaw-meth th e lah ser-nah, -mes] /ˈgɔ mɛθ ðɛ lɑ ˈsɛr nɑ, -mɛs/
[rah-mawn] /rɑˈmɔn/ (Show IPA),
("Ramón") 1888–1963, Spanish novelist, dramatist, biographer, and critic. Unabridged
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  • ramon suggested that we should lasso him and kill him, and so get rid of the nuisance once and for all.

    Blanco y Colorado William C. Tetley
  • “When ramon laughs like that––” she began and then went silent, shuddering.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • "A thousand evils light upon them," raged ramon, as he stood dripping on the bank of the stream.

  • ramon stood before her, his face pale, his eyes dark with pain.

    The Crevice William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  • Both were barefooted; Maria wore a simple white dress, and ramon a linen shirt and trousers.

    Our Little Cuban Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
  • When the operative had withdrawn, the detective turned to ramon.

    The Crevice William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  • We followed ramon, and the plot was to get us away from the country, too.

    Betty Lee, Senior Harriet Pyne Grove
  • ramon Hamilton had disappeared as if the earth had opened and engulfed him.

    The Crevice William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
ramon in Medicine

Ramon Ra·mon (rä-môɴ'), Gaston Léon. 1886-1963.

French bacteriologist who in 1936 discovered a method of producing toxoids, leading to the development of vaccinations against diphtheria and tetanus.

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