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Definition of "ramson" [ram•son]

  • A Eurasian garlic (Allium ursinum) having broad, stalked, oblong to lance-shaped leaves and bulbous roots used in salads and relishes. Often used in the plural. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ramson" in a sentence
  • "I seriously doubt that any self-respecting lover of ramps would celebrate the ramson in West Virginia or anywhere else in the U.S."
  • "Other curios include Thomas Jefferson's great enthusiasm for sea kale; the decision of the 17th-century diarist John Evelyn to introduce endive to England after a spell abroad in exile; and the affection of West Virginians for the flowering ramson, a snappy-tasting plant that they celebrate each spring."
  • "It started with fresh gulls eggs and celery salt, and then included baked bone marrow with cider vinegar and wild fennel; pig's head with carrots, mead and pennywort; plus suckling kid, new season's onions and ramson."