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1. A biennial Eurasian plant (Campanula rapunculus) having bell-shaped lilac flowers and an edible root.
2. Any of various perennial plants of the genus Phyteuma, having dense heads or spikes of bell-shaped blue or violet flowers.
[Probably alteration of French raiponce, from Old French responce, from Old Italian raponzo, probably from rapa, turnip, from Latin rāpum.]
1. (Plants) a campanulaceous plant, Campanula rapunculus, native to Europe and Asia, that has clusters of bluish flowers and an edible white tuberous root used in salads
2. (Plants) any of several plants of the related genus Phyteuma that are native to Europe and Asia and have heads of blue flowers
[C16: probably from Old French raiponce, from Old Italian raponzo, from rapa turnip, from Latin rāpum turnip; see rape2]
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|Noun||1.||rampion - bellflower of Europe and Asia and North Africa having bluish flowers and an edible tuberous root used with the leaves in salad|