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ramentum

[ruh-men-tuh m] /rəˈmɛn təm/
noun, plural ramenta
[ruh-men-tuh] /rəˈmɛn tə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a scraping, shaving, or particle.
2.
Botany. one of the thin, chafflike scales covering the shoots or leaves of certain ferns.
Origin of ramentum
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin rāmentum a shaving, shred < *rādmentum, equivalent to rād(ere) to scrape + -mentum -ment
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ramentum

/rəˈmɛntəm/
noun (pl) -ta (-tə)
1.
any of the thin brown scales that cover the stems and leaves of young ferns
Derived Forms
ramentaceous (ˌræmɛnˈteɪʃəs) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin rādere to scrape
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