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Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of ramp

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1350–1400; (v.) Middle English rampen<Old French ramper to creep, crawl, climb; (noun) <French rampe, derivative of ramper

OTHER WORDS FROM ramp

ramp·ing·ly, adverbun·ramped, adjective

Definition for ramp (2 of 2)

ramp2
[ ramp ]
/ ræmp /

noun Usually ramps.

a wild onion, Allium tricoccum, of the amaryllis family, of eastern North America, having flat leaves and rounded clusters of whitish flowers; eaten raw or used as a flavoring in cooked foods.
Also called wild leek.

Origin of ramp

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1530–40; back formation from ramps ramson, variant (with intrusive p) of rams, earlier rammys, originally the singular of ramson
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British Dictionary definitions for ramp

ramp
/ (ræmp) /

noun

verb

See also ramp down, ramp up

Word Origin for ramp

C18 (n): from C13 rampe, from Old French ramper to crawl or rear, probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German ramp cramp
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