from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having many branches.
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- 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
-- A shrub, 7-9° high, with a straight, ramose trunk 3-4 'in diameter.
-- A small plant with stem red, straight, quadrate, ramose.
The sides are marked by numerous ramose furrows, though they are arranged without much order, and being crowded they give the surface a granulated appearance.