from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having many branches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having branches; branching

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Branched, as the stem or root of a plant; having lateral divisions; consisting of, or having, branches; full of branches; ramifying; branching; branchy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as ramous.
  • In zoology:
  • Branching; much-branched; ramifying frequently, as corals and other zoöphytes; ramous.
  • Resembling a branch or branches; shooting out like a branch: as, the ramose spines of some shells.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having branches


Latin rāmōsus, from rāmus, branch; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin rāmōsus. (Wiktionary)



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