[ ruh-men-tuh m ]
/ rəˈmɛn təm /
noun, plural ra·men·ta [ruh-men-tuh] /rəˈmɛn tə/.
a scraping, shaving, or particle.
Botany. one of the thin, chafflike scales covering the shoots or leaves of certain ferns.
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Origin of ramentum
1655–65; < Latin rāmentum a shaving, shred < *rādmentum, equivalent to rād(ere) to scrape + -mentum -ment
Words nearby ramentum
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British Dictionary definitions for ramentum
/ (rəˈmɛntəm) /
noun plural -ta (-tə)
any of the thin brown scales that cover the stems and leaves of young ferns
Derived forms of ramentumramentaceous (ˌræmɛnˈteɪʃəs), adjective
Word Origin for ramentum
C17: from Latin rādere to scrape
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