n. (usu. treated as sing.)
1 a broad-leaved garlic, Allium ursinum, with elongate pungent-smelling bulbous roots.
2 the root of this, eaten as a relish.
Etymology: OE hramsan pl. of hramsa wild garlic, later taken as sing.

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pungent Old World weedy plant
Hypernyms: ↑alliaceous plant

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