ramage

[ram-ij]
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noun Anthropology.

a descent group composed of individuals descended from one ancestor through any combination of male and female links.

Nearby words

  1. rama vii,
  2. rama's bridge,
  3. ramachandra,
  4. ramada,
  5. ramadan,
  6. ramakrishna,
  7. ramal,
  8. ramallah,
  9. ramamorph,
  10. raman

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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