ramson

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Back-formation from ramsons; compare Middle English ramsyn (originally plural, taken as singular); Old English hramesan, plural of hramsa (onion, broad-leafed garlic), from Proto-Germanic *hramusô (onion, leek), from Proto-Indo-European *kermus-, *kremus- (wild garlic). Cognate with Scots ramps (wild garlic), Danish rams (ramson), Swedish ramslök (wild garlic). See buckrams.

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ramson (plural ramsons)

  1. A plant, Allium ursinum, a wild relative of chives and garlic.

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