Ramee to Rand

(Ram"ee) n. (Bot.) See Ramie.

(Ram"e*kin) n. See Ramequin. [Obs.]

(Ram"ent) n. [L. ramenta, pl.]

1. A scraping; a shaving. [Obs.]

2. pl. (Bot.) Ramenta.

(||Ra*men"ta) n. pl. [L., scrapings.] (Bot.) Thin brownish chaffy scales upon the leaves or young shoots of some plants, especially upon the petioles and leaves of ferns. Gray.

(Ram`en*ta"ceous) a. (Bot.) Covered with ramenta.

(Ra"me*ous) a. [L. rameus, from ramus branch, bough.] (Bot.) Ramal.

(Ram"e*quin) n. [F.] (Cookery) A mixture of cheese, eggs, etc., formed in a mold, or served on bread. [Written also ramekin.]

(Ram"ie) n. [From Malay.] (Bot.) The grass-cloth plant (Bœhmeria nivea); also, its fiber, which is very fine and exceedingly strong; — called also China grass, and rhea. See Grass-cloth plant, under Grass.

(Ram`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. ramification. See Ramify.]

1. The process of branching, or the development of branches or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.

2. A small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or channel; as, the ramifications of an artery, vein, or nerve.

3. A division into principal and subordinate classes, heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts; as, the ramifications of a subject or scheme.

4. The production of branchlike figures. Crabb.

(Ram`i*flo"rous) a. [L. ramus branch + flos, floris, flower.] (Bot.) Flowering on the branches.

(Ram"i*form) a. [L. ramus branch + -form.] (Bot.) Having the form of a branch.

(Ram"i*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ramified (ram"i*fid); p. pr. & vb. n. Ramifying ] [F. ramifier, LL. ramificare, fr. L. ramus a branch + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.] To divide into branches or subdivisions; as, to ramify an art, subject, scheme.

(Ram"i*fy), v. i.

1. To shoot, or divide, into branches or subdivisions, as the stem of a plant.

When they [asparagus plants] . . . begin to ramify.

2. To be divided or subdivided, as a main subject.

(Ra*mig"er*ous) a. [L. ramus a branch + -gerous.] (Bot.) Bearing branches; branched.

(Ra*mip"a*rous) a. [L. ramus + parere to bear.] (Bot.) Producing branches; ramigerous.

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