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usually treated as singular A Eurasian woodland plant with broad shiny leaves and round heads of white flowers, producing a strong aroma of garlic.Also called wild garlic
- ‘In Saxon times the word leac was the generic term for any kind of onion or garlic, and even the name bradeleac (broad leek) was applied to ramsons.’
Old English hramsan, plural of hramsa ‘wild garlic’, later interpreted as singular.
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