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More fully "ramon tree": any of several tropical American trees of the family Moraceae that have foliage and twigs used as fodder for livestock, especially Trophis racemosa and Brosimum alicastrum.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Importance of Jamaica to Great Britain Considered. From American Spanish ramón, specifically use of Spanish ramón small branch or twig, especially used as fodder for livestock from ramo branch + -ón.
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