- a scraping, shaving, or particle.
- Botany. one of the thin, chafflike scales covering the shoots or leaves of certain ferns.
Origin of ramentum
1655–65; < Latin rāmentum a shaving, shred < *rādmentum, equivalent to rād(ere) to scrape + -mentum -ment
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Examples from the Web for ramenta
In this the ramenta are confined, or nearly so, to the under surface of the fronds.
I can see nothing peculiar in the situation of the scales or ramenta to suggest the reason of the situation of the capsules.
There can be no doubt of the propriety of including the nature of these ramenta and scales in its generic character.
Ramentaceous, beset with thin chaffy scales (Ramenta), as the stalks of many Ferns.The Elements of Botany
The scaly hairs, or ramenta, which clothe every part of the plant, are also like those of Ferns.Darwin and Modern Science
A.C. Seward and Others
- any of the thin brown scales that cover the stems and leaves of young ferns
C17: from Latin rādere to scrape
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