[ram-zuh n, -suh n]
- a garlic, Allium ursinum, having broad leaves.
- Usually ramsons. its bulbous root, used as a relish.
Origin of ramson
before 1000; Middle English ramsyn (orig. plural, taken as singular); Old English hramesan, plural of hramsa broad-leafed garlic; cognate with Greek krómmyon onion
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My mammy's name was Margaret, and she was born under the Ramson's, back in Tennessee.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma
"Ramson says that regular black beetles are out of season, sir," he reported.Average Jones
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Ramson Young started an old-time school play of snapping the whip.Looking Back
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