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ramage

[ ram-ij ]
/ ˈræm ɪdʒ /
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noun Anthropology.
a descent group composed of individuals descended from one ancestor through any combination of male and female links.
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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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