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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ramson  \Ram"son\,  n.  [AS.  hramsan  pl.,  akin  to  G.  rams,  Sw 
  rams,  ramsl["o]k;  cf  Gr  ?  onion.]  (Bot.) 
  A  broad-leaved  species  of  garlic  ({Allium  ursinum}),  common 
  in  European  gardens;  --  called  also  {buckram}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckram  \Buck"ram\,  a. 
  1.  Made  of  buckram;  as  a  buckram  suit. 
 
  2.  Stiff;  precise.  ``Buckram  dames.''  --Brooke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckram  \Buck"ram\,  v.  t. 
  To  strengthen  with  buckram;  to  make  stiff.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckram  \Buck"ram\,  n.  [OE.  bokeram  bougeren  OF  boqueran,  F. 
  bougran  MHG.  buckeram,  LL  buchiranus  boquerannus  fr  MHG. 
  boc,  G.  bock,  goat  (as  being  made  of  goat's  hair),  or  fr  F. 
  bouracan  by  transposing  the  letter  r.  See  {Buck}, 
  {Barracan}.] 
  1.  A  coarse  cloth  of  linen  or  hemp,  stiffened  with  size  or 
  glue,  used  in  garments  to  keep  them  in  the  form  intended, 
  and  for  wrappers  to  cover  merchandise. 
 
  Note:  Buckram  was  formerly  a  very  different  material  from 
  that  now  known  by  the  name  It  was  used  for  wearing 
  apparel,  etc  --Beck  (Draper's  Dict.  ). 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  plant.  See  {Ramson}.  --Dr.  Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buckram 
  adj  :  rigidly  formal;  "a  starchy  manner";  "the  letter  was  stiff 
  and  formal";  "his  prose  has  a  buckram  quality"  [syn:  {starchy}, 
  {stiff}] 
  n  :  a  coarse  cotton  fabric  stiffened  with  glue;  used  in 
  bookbinding  and  to  stiffen  clothing 
  v  :  stiffen  with  or  as  with  buckram;  "buckram  the  skirt" 




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