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 (răm′zən, -sən)
n. often ramsons
A Eurasian plant (Allium ursinum) having edible leaves and bulbs with a pungent garliclike flavor. Also called wild garlic.

[Middle English ramsyn, from Old English hramsan, pl. of hramsa.]


(ˈræmzənz; -sənz) or


pl n (usually functioning as singular)
1. (Plants) a broad-leaved garlic, Allium ursinum, native to Europe and Asia
2. (Cookery) the bulbous root of this plant, eaten as a relish
[Old English hramesa; related to Middle Low German ramese Norwegian rams]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ramsons - pungent Old World weedy plant
alliaceous plant - bulbous plants having a characteristic pungent onion odor


n (usu with sing vb, Bot) → Bärlauch m
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IT'S summer, and the flowers of our open spaces and countryside have progressed from the daffodils, primroses and dandelions of early spring, through the bright bluebells, anemones and ramsons of woodlands, to the buttercups, cuckoo flowers and orchids which now fill our meadows.
Primroses RAMSONS is plant is also known as wild garlic and it has a strong garlicky smell.
Primroses RAMSONS This plant is also known as wild garlic and it has a strong garlicky smell.
e pond itself, a kind of oasis in the middle of the 126-hectare forest, is home to mallard, moorhen and heron and the ground around it is rich in bluebells, ramsons, red campion, cow parsley, marsh marigold, meadow sweet and male fern.
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O'm blaen roedd carped trwchus o'r cra neu graf y geifr (Allium ursinum; ramsons neu wild garlic) ac arogl nionyn cryf yn lenwi fy ffroenau.
OX TONGUE AND BEETROOT WITH RAMSONS AND HORSERADISH IT'S all too easy to turn one's nose up at something like ox tongue but, as I've discussed in the adjacent column, if you've decided to eat well-reared and slaughtered meat you might as well go for all the bits of the animal - particularly when it tastes as good as this.
Add finely chopped ramsons - if in season, otherwise onion or garlic.