ramage

[ ram-ij ]
/ ˈræm ɪdʒ /

noun Anthropology.

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

QUIZZES

Can You Ace This Quiz About “Compliment” vs. “Complement”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for ramage