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a pungent Old World weedy plant


plant noun (plants and fungi)



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Princeton WordNet


Allium ursinum [species] | bear's garlic | broad-leaved garlic | buckrams | Ramson | Ramsons | wild garlic | wood garlic | sremuš | A. ursinum [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)


Allium ursinum [species] | ramsons | buckrams | wild garlic | broad-leaved garlic | wood garlic | bear leek | bear's garlic

a wild relative of chives native to Europe and Asia. The Latin name is due to the brown bear's taste for the bulbs and its habit of digging up the ground to get at them; they are also a favorite of wild boar. Allium ursinum grows in deciduous woodlands... (49 of 858 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

ramsons | Allium ursinum [species, sense-specific]

a broad-leaved garlicnative to Europe and Asia | the bulbous root of this plant, eaten as a relish (17 of 254 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)


American Heritage Dictionary:

ramson | Allium ursinum [species]

A Eurasian garlic "(Allium ursinum") having broad, stalked, oblong to lance-shaped leaves and bulbous roots used in salads and relishes. Often used in ... (23 of 40 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

ramson | Allium ursinum [species, sense-specific] | ramsons [species, sense-specific]

a garlic having broad leaves. | its bulbous root, used as a relish. (12 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)



ramsons | broad-leaved garlics [botany, plural] | wild garlics [botany, plural] | wood garlics [botany, plural] | buckrams [synonym, sense-specific] | wild garlic [synonym, sense-specific] | broad-leaved garlic [synonym, sense-specific] | wood garlic [synonym, sense-specific] | bear's garlic [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[botany] A wild relative of chives having edible leaves and roots. | Plural form of ramson (15 of 18 words, 2 definitions)


Oxford Dictionary:

ramsons [treated as singular] | wild garlic [synonym, sense-specific] | Allium ursinum [species, sense-specific]

a Eurasian woodland plant with broad shiny leaves and round heads of white flowers, producing a strong aroma of garlic. | Allium ursinum, family ... (23 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

inflorescence [plant anatomy] | Antirrhinum majus [species] | Allium [genus]

in a flowering plant, a cluster of flowers on a branch or a system of branches. An inflorescence is categorized on the basis of the arrangement of ... (27 of 428 words, 11 images)


New World Dictionary:

allium | Allium [genus]

any strong-smelling bulb plant of a genus of the lily family, as the onion, garlic, leek, etc. (17 of 26 words, pronunciation, 1 image)



allium | Allium [genus]

any of a large genus of bulbous herbs of the lily family including the onion, garlic, chive, leek, and shallot (20 of 39 words, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

ramsons [singular] | Allium ursinum [species]

a wild garlic with round heads of white flowers and a bulbous root. Native to: Europe, Asia. (17 of 51 words, pronunciation)

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