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Latin ramentum (a scraping)


ramentum (plural ramenta)

  1. (botany) One of the thin brownish chaffy scales upon the leaves or young shoots of some plants, especially upon the petioles and leaves of ferns.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ramentum in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



rāmentum n (genitive rāmentī); second declension

  1. shavings, splinters, chips (especially in plural)

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative rāmentum rāmenta
genitive rāmentī rāmentōrum
dative rāmentō rāmentīs
accusative rāmentum rāmenta
ablative rāmentō rāmentīs
vocative rāmentum rāmenta