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ramentaceous

[ram-uh n-tey-shuh s] /ˌræm ənˈteɪ ʃəs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
resembling or covered with ramenta.
Origin of ramentaceous
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; rament(um) + -aceous
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  • ramentaceous, beset with thin chaffy scales (Ramenta), as the stalks of many Ferns.

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