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

  • n. Variant of ramp3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of ramp.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ramp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as ramsons.
  • n. Same as rampion.


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  • I'm in south central Wisconsin. Ramps grow wild in some of the woodland areas here and just to the northwest of us.

    November 2, 2007

  • See also ramson.

    November 2, 2007

  • Oh--I fixed the link, too. Wasn't the A; I mistyped the relative link, again. That's three, if anyone's counting.

    November 2, 2007

  • I've never heard of ramps outside of the Appalachian Mountain areas. Where did you learn this one?

    November 2, 2007

  • That list of yours gets yummier by the word, skipvia.

    I just noticed that the link (below) to your list isn't working; I think you need to add the "A" in "A Southern Season" to it.

    November 2, 2007

  • Good one, rocks. This needs to go on my Southern Season list. So it will...

    November 2, 2007