Definition of rampion in English:

rampion

noun

  • A Eurasian plant of the bellflower family, some kinds of which have a root that can be eaten in salads.

    • ‘However, like many other root vegetables, the rampion lost popularity as the potato gained acceptance.’
    • ‘‘How can you dare,’ said she with angry look, ‘descend into my garden and steal my rampion like a thief?’.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from a variant of medieval Latin rapuncium; compare with German Rapunzel ‘lamb's lettuce’.

Pronunciation

rampion

/ˈrampɪən/