ramon

[ruh-mohn]
noun
  1. any of several tropical American trees belonging to the genus Brosimum, of the mulberry family, the leaves of which are used as forage, especially B. alicastrum, which bears the breadnut.
Also ra·moon [ra-moon] /ræˈmun/.

Origin of ramon

1750–60; < Spanish ramón browse, augmentative of ramo branch (< Latin rāmus; see ramus)

Ramon

[rey-muh n, ruh-mohn]
noun
  1. a male given name, form of Raymond.

Gómez de la Serna

[gaw-meth th e lah ser-nah, -mes]
noun
  1. Ra·món [rah-mawn] /rɑˈmɔn/, Ramón, 1888–1963, Spanish novelist, dramatist, biographer, and critic.
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Historical Examples of ramon

  • And she had known the rebel leader, Ramon Rotil, all the time!

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • It is, you say, not victorious for Ramon Rotil, that––bandit?

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • “No, señor, it is my permit to be passed safely by all the men of Ramon Rotil,” she said.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • And you came north with the guns and soldiers of Ramon Rotil,––how wonderful!

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • “When Ramon laughs like that––” she began and then went silent, shuddering.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan


ramon in Medicine

Ramon

[rä-môɴ]Gaston Léon 1886-1963
  1. French bacteriologist who in 1936 discovered a method of producing toxoids, leading to the development of vaccinations against diphtheria and tetanus.
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