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ramon

[ruh-mohn] /rəˈmoʊn/
noun
1.
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)
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Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Spanish ramón browse, augmentative of ramo branch (< Latin rāmus; see ramus)

Ramon

[rey-muh n, ruh-mohn] /ˈreɪ mən, rəˈmoʊn/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Raymond.

Gómez de la Serna

[gaw-meth th e lah ser-nah, -mes] /ˈgɔ mɛθ ðɛ lɑ ˈsɛr nɑ, -mɛs/
noun
1.
Ramón
[rah-mawn] /rɑˈmɔn/ (Show IPA),
("Ramón") 1888–1963, Spanish novelist, dramatist, biographer, and critic.
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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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breadnut

prolific trees closely related to the breadfruit and found widely in second-growth Central American tropical rainforests, where its presence in deep forest is considered evidence of pre-Colombian Mayan silviculture. The tree has since been cultivated in many tropical countries.

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