[ ram-zuhn, -suhn ]

  1. a garlic, Allium ursinum, having broad leaves.

  2. Usually ramsons. its bulbous root, used as a relish.

Origin of ramson

before 1000; Middle English ramsyn (originally plural, taken as singular); Old English hramesan, plural of hramsa broad-leafed garlic; cognate with Greek krómmyon onion

Words Nearby ramson

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How to use ramson in a sentence

  • ramson Young started an old-time school play of snapping the whip.

    Looking Back | Merrick Abner Richardson
  • "ramson says that regular black beetles are out of season, sir," he reported.

    Average Jones | Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • My mammy's name was Margaret, and she was born under the ramson's, back in Tennessee.