Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A species of garlic, Allium, ursinum, of the northern parts of the Old World.

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  • noun botany A wild relative of chives, Allium ursinum, having edible leaves and roots.
  • noun Plural form of ramson.

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  • noun pungent Old World weedy plant

Etymologies

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From Old English hramsan, nominative plural of hramsa, reinterpreted as a singular form.

Examples

  • You just won't be convincing me by quoting Brayton or Gregory's second hand arguments that the genome of those ramsons is mostly "junk" just because my bred-for flowers border chives are mild and practically flavor-free with their much smaller genomes.

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • You just won't be convincing me by quoting Brayton or Gregory's second hand arguments that the genome of those ramsons is mostly "junk" just because my bred-for flowers border chives are mild and practically flavor-free with their much smaller genomes.

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • You just won't be convincing me by quoting Brayton or Gregory's second hand arguments that the genome of those ramsons is mostly "junk" just because my bred-for flowers border chives are mild and practically flavor-free with their much smaller genomes.

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • The plant that seemed to me to be probably "sauce alone" had leaves somewhat heart-shaped, but so confusing is _partial_ description that I began to think I had hit on "ramsons" instead of "sauce alone," especially as ramsons was said to be a very common plant.

    The Open Air

  • It appears that there is confusion between ramsons and ramps.

    Don't Confuse Your Ramsons With Ramps

  • My ID prediction is still 50%, both in chives and in ramsons.

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • A five-fold increase in DNA over the course of evolution for ramsons says things about ramsons that the supposedly "efficient" genome of Chinese chives (and their many hybridized varieties culinary and presentational) doesn't say about chives (or Vidalias or elephant garlic or garden leeks or red shallots or …).

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • Since there is in fact a large difference between border chives and wild ramsons, it sure seems to me that simple comparison of genome size doesn't establish anything other than a difference in genome size.

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • Snowdrops, wood anemones, primroses, foxgloves and ramsons can all infuse woods with colour through sheer force of numbers.

    Wildwood

  • Snowdrops, wood anemones, primroses, foxgloves and ramsons can all infuse woods with colour through sheer force of numbers.

    Wildwood

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  • is there a list for sets of words whose letters are subtly switched around, e.g. ransoms ramsons?

    August 24, 2010

  • All of fbharjo's lists.

    August 24, 2010