1. [syn: rampion, rampion bellflower, Campanula rapunculus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rampion \Ram"pi*on\ (r[a^]m"p[i^]*[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. raiponce,
Sp. ruiponce, reponche, L. raperonzo, NL. rapuntium, fr. L.
rapum, rapa, a turnip, rape. Cf. Rape a plant.] (Bot.)
A plant (Campanula Rapunculus) of the Bellflower family,
with a tuberous esculent root; -- also called ramps.
Note: The name is sometimes given to plants of the genus
Phyteuma, herbs of the Bellflower family, and to the
American evening primrose ([OE]nothera biennis),
which has run wild in some parts of Europe.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: bellflower of Europe and Asia and North Africa having
bluish flowers and an edible tuberous root used with the
leaves in salad [syn: rampion, rampion bellflower,