tramman

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tramman (plural trammans)

  1. (Manx) An elder tree.
    • 1905, Pilcher George Ralfe, The birds of the Isle of Man (page 9)
      As above noted, the Blackbird was even a hundred years ago remarkably common in Man, and it is to-day an extremely abundant and widely-spread species, equally at home among the fuchsias and 'trammans' of a cottage garden []
    • 1976, Margaret Killip, The folklore of the Isle of Man (page 36)
      'The old trammans at Ballakoig were cut down, and the fairies came every night to weep and lament.'