Definition of Rampion

1. Noun. Bellflower of Europe and Asia and North Africa having bluish flowers and an edible tuberous root used with the leaves in salad.

Exact synonyms: Campanula Rapunculus, Rampion Bellflower
Generic synonyms: Bellflower, Campanula



Definition of Rampion

1. n. A plant (Campanula Rapunculus) of the Bellflower family, with a tuberous esculent root; -- also called ramps.

Definition of Rampion

1. Noun. Any of several flowering plants of the genus ''Phyteuma'', within the family ''Campanulaceae''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rampion

1. a European plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rampion

1. A plant (Campanula Rapunculus) of the Bellflower family, with a tuberous esculent root; also called ramps. The name is sometimes given to plants of the genus Phyteuma, herds of the Bellflower family, and to the American evening primrose (Enothera biennis), which has run wild in some parts of Europe. Origin: Cf. F. Raiponce, Sp. Ruiponce, reponche, L. Raperonzo, NL. Rapuntium, fr. L. Rapum, rapa, a turnip, rape. Cf. Rape a plant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rampion

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rampe
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rampike
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rampings
rampion (current term)
rampion bellflower
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Literary usage of Rampion

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1. The Gardeners Dictionaryby Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"3. RAPUNCULUS Alpina t comic»- ¡atus. CBP Horned rampion of the Alps. 4. ... narrow - leav'd rampion, with many Stalks, filled with Flowers. 12. ..."

2. The Horticulturist; Or, An Attempt to Teach the Science and Practice of the by John Claudius Loudon, Loudon (Jane) (1849)
"The rampion, Campanula Rapunculus L. (Raiponce, Fr.), ... The principal point in the culture of the rampion, is to sow it in a deep sandy light rich soil, ..."

3. May Byron's Vegetable Book: Containing Over 750 Recipes for the Cooking and by May Clarissa Gillington Byron (1916)
"rampion NOTE.—This native British plant, of the Campanula or Bellflower tribe, has fallen into disuse as a market vegetable, though still privately ..."

4. The Works of Martin Doyle. [pseud.] by Martin Doyle (1836)
"rampion. From the minuteness of the seed of this vegetable it should be sown carefully, in a very fine soil, any time in Spring, and slightly raked into the ..."

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