- a scraping, shaving, or particle.
- Botany. one of the thin, chafflike scales covering the shoots or leaves of certain ferns.
Origin of ramentum
1655–65; < Latin rāmentum a shaving, shred < *rādmentum, equivalent to rād(ere) to scrape + -mentum -ment
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- any of the thin brown scales that cover the stems and leaves of young ferns
C17: from Latin rādere to scrape