from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant, Allium ursinum, a wild relative of chives and garlic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A broad-leaved species of garlic (Allium ursinum), common in European gardens; -- called also buckram.
Middle English ramsyn, from Old English hramsan, pl. of hramsa.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from ramsons; compare Middle English ramsyn (originally plural, taken as singular); Old English hramesan, plural of hramsa ("onion, broad-leafed garlic"), from Proto-Germanic *hramusô (“onion, leek”), from Proto-Indo-European *kermus-, *kremus- (“wild garlic”). Cognate with Scots ramps ("wild garlic"), Danish rams ("ramson"), Swedish ramslök ("wild garlic"). See buckrams. (Wiktionary)