ramsons

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From Middle English ramsons, ramsens, rampsons, ramesones, ramsouns, plural of Middle English ramson, ramsen (wild garlic), reinterpreted as a singular form, from Old English hramsan, nominative plural of Old English hramsa (wild garlic), from Proto-Germanic *hramusô (onion; leek), from Proto-Indo-European *kremus-, *kermus- (wild garlic; onion).

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ramsons pl (normally plural, singular ramson)

  1. A wild relative of chives, Allium ursinum, having edible leaves and roots.

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