ramous

[ rey-muhs ]
/ ˈreɪ məs /

adjective

resembling or pertaining to branches.

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Origin of ramous

From the Latin word rāmōsus, dating back to 1555–65. See ramose, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM ramous

mul·ti·ra·mous, adjectivesub·ra·mous, adjective
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