[ram-zuhn, -suhn]
a garlic, Allium ursinum, having broad leaves.
Usually, ramsons. its bulbous root, used as a relish.

before 1000; Middle English ramsyn (orig. plural, taken as singular); Old English hramesan, plural of hramsa broad-leafed garlic; cognate with Greek krómmyon onion

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To ramsons
World English Dictionary
ramsons (ˈræmzənz, -sənz)
pl n
1.  a broad-leaved garlic, Allium ursinum, native to Europe and Asia
2.  the bulbous root of this plant, eaten as a relish
[Old English hramesa; related to Middle Low German ramese Norwegian rams]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature