- a European bellflower, Campanula rapunculus, having an edible white tuberous root used in Europe for salad.
- any related plant of the genus Phyteuma, having heads or spikes of blue flowers.
Origin of rampion
Examples from the Web for rampion
Historical Examples of rampion
Rampion, phyteuma spicata, was formerly used in like manner.
And in the kitchen-garden at Castlewood no rampion would she allow while she lived.Erema
R. D. Blackmore
Rather than lose my wife I will get some rampion, cost what it will.Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
The Rampion is a biennial plant, indigenous to the south of Europe, and occasionally found in a wild state in England.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
Hence, in ancient dream-books, a dream in which the Rampion is seen is interpreted as a sure sign of an impending quarrel.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
- a campanulaceous plant, Campanula rapunculus, native to Europe and Asia, that has clusters of bluish flowers and an edible white tuberous root used in salads
- any of several plants of the related genus Phyteuma that are native to Europe and Asia and have heads of blue flowers