- a descent group composed of individuals descended from one ancestor through any combination of male and female links.
Origin of ramage
1610–20, in sense “the branches of a tree” (1936 in this sense); < French, equivalent to ram- (Old French ram, raim) branch (< Latin rāmus) + -age -age
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Examples from the Web for ramage
Gallium-absorption was detected in it by Hartley and Ramage in 1889.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century
Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
As soon as he was gone, Ramage opened the door and came out cautiously.
Next, call attention to the conversation overheard by Mr. Ramage.
Mr. Ramage, my own witness, I saw modestly sitting in a corner.
I am now, at the end of several months, beginning to know Ramage fairly well.Alone