from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A Eurasian plant (Allium ursinum) having edible leaves and bulbs with a pungent garliclike flavor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A broad-leaved species of garlic (
Allium ursinum), common in European gardens; -- called also buckram.
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- noun A plant,
Allium ursinum, a wildrelative of chivesand garlic.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Other curios include Thomas Jefferson's great enthusiasm for sea kale; the decision of the 17th-century diarist John Evelyn to introduce endive to England after a spell abroad in exile; and the affection of West Virginians for the flowering ramson, a snappy-tasting plant that they celebrate each spring.
I seriously doubt that any self-respecting lover of ramps would celebrate the ramson in West Virginia or anywhere else in the U.S.
One of the last truly seasonal foods available in North America, they go by many names including wild leek, ramson, and ail de bois.
One of the last truly seasonal foods available in North America, wild ramps go by many names including wild leek, ramson, and ail de bois.
It started with fresh gulls eggs and celery salt, and then included baked bone marrow with cider vinegar and wild fennel; pig's head with carrots, mead and pennywort; plus suckling kid, new season's onions and ramson.
Here's my view of alliums, since you brought them here: First, despite being in the same family, your example of chives and bear garlic (a.k.a. ramson) are different plants inhabiting different ecologies and facing different selective pressures.
The name, “ramp,” is from “ramson,” which is a survival of archaic British dialect, which is one of the roots of Appalachian dialect that peppers the speech of folks native to that region.
Haba, its just like what's currently going on in Lebanon, where Islamic militants are holding the state to ramson.
Apparently, in the British Isles, another wild allium, allium ursinum, grows unfettered by cultivation, and is colloquially called a ramsen or ramson.
Inc. threats and intimidation. we've received a death threat from friends and family of ramson inc. more on this tomorrow. but it would seem as if little ramson has decided it's better to crawl back in his little rat hole at OD [office of the dictator] rather than engage with his enemies. he realised he's being defeated at every corner. but like a good bhar. rat orlittle georgie bush, he's declared victory!!