Rampion Ram"pi*on (r[a^]m"p[i^]*[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. raiponce, Sp. ruiponce, reponche, L. raperonzo, NL. rapuntium, fr. L. rapum, rapa, a turnip, rape. Cf. {Rape} a plant.] (Bot.) A plant ({Campanula Rapunculus}) of the Bellflower family, with a tuberous esculent root; -- also called {ramps}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is sometimes given to plants of the genus {Phyteuma}, herbs of the Bellflower family, and to the American evening primrose ({[OE]nothera biennis}), which has run wild in some parts of Europe. [1913 Webster]

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  • rampion — [ram′pē ən] n. [altered < ? Fr raiponce, It raponzolo < ML rapunculus, dim. < L rapum, turnip: see RAPE2] a European bellflower (Campanula rapunculus) with thick, fleshy, white roots that are used with the leaves in salads or cooked, esp …   English World dictionary

  • rampion — /ram pee euhn/, n. 1. a European bellflower, Campanula rapunculus, having an edible white tuberous root used in Europe for salad. 2. any related plant of the genus Phyteuma, having heads or spikes of blue flowers. [1565 75; prob. alter. of MF… …   Universalium

  • rampion — glaudenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Katilėliniai – Campanulaceae Juss. atitikmenys: lot. Phyteuma angl. horned rampion; mixedflower; rampion vok. Rapunzel; Teufelskralle rus. кольник; фитеума lenk. zerwa …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • rampion — storašaknis katilėlis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Katilėlinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Campanula rapunculus), paplitęs Afrikoje, pietų ir vidurio Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Campanula rapunculus angl. rampion šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rampion — noun Any of several flowering plants of the genus Phyteuma, within the family Campanulaceae …   Wiktionary

  • rampion — [ rampɪən] noun a blue flowered bellflower, some kinds of which have a root that can be eaten in salads. [Campanula rapunculus (Mediterranean) and genus Phyteuma.] Origin C16: from a var. of med. L. rapuncium; cf. Ger. Rapunzel lamb s lettuce …   English new terms dictionary

  • rampion — ram·pi·on …   English syllables

  • rampion — /ˈræmpiən/ (say rampeeuhn) noun a European campanula, Campanula rapunculus, having an edible white tuberous root used for salad. {compare Italian ramponzolo} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rampion —   n. kind of campanula with root used in salad …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rampion — n. 1 a bellflower, Campanula rapunculus, with white tuberous roots used as a salad. 2 any of various plants of the genus Phyteuma, with clusters of hornlike buds and flowers. Etymology: ult. f. med.L rapuncium, rapontium, prob. f. L rapum RAPE(2) …   Useful english dictionary

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