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ramson

[ram-zuh n, -suh n] /ˈræm zən, -sən/
noun
1.
a garlic, Allium ursinum, having broad leaves.
2.
Usually, ramsons. its bulbous root, used as a relish.
Origin of ramson
1000
before 1000; Middle English ramsyn (orig. plural, taken as singular); Old English hramesan, plural of hramsa broad-leafed garlic; cognate with Greek krómmyon onion
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  • "ramson says that regular black beetles are out of season, sir," he reported.

    Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • My mammy's name was Margaret, and she was born under the ramson's, back in Tennessee.

  • ramson Young started an old-time school play of snapping the whip.

    Looking Back Merrick Abner Richardson

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