- any of several tropical American trees belonging to the genus Brosimum, of the mulberry family, the leaves of which are used as forage, especially B. alicastrum, which bears the breadnut.
Also ra·moon [ra-moon] /ræˈmun/.
Origin of ramon
1750–60; < Spanish ramón browse, augmentative of ramo branch (< Latin rāmus; see ramus)
[rey-muh n, ruh-mohn]
- a male given name, form of Raymond.
Gómez de la Serna
[gaw-meth th e lah ser-nah, -mes]
- Ra·món [rah-mawn] /rɑˈmɔn/, Ramón, 1888–1963, Spanish novelist, dramatist, biographer, and critic.
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Examples from the Web for ramon
RAMON: (Seething with contempt) Secret ant landing strips, illegally established on foreign soil.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat
August 10, 2014
"Leviathanim sh'mitabdim," suicidal whales, to use Ramon's phrase.Daniel Levy on Asking the Right Questions
April 3, 2012
And she had known the rebel leader, Ramon Rotil, all the time!
It is, you say, not victorious for Ramon Rotil, that––bandit?
“No, señor, it is my permit to be passed safely by all the men of Ramon Rotil,” she said.
And you came north with the guns and soldiers of Ramon Rotil,––how wonderful!
“When Ramon laughs like that––” she began and then went silent, shuddering.
- French bacteriologist who in 1936 discovered a method of producing toxoids, leading to the development of vaccinations against diphtheria and tetanus.
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