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wild garlic, wood garlic, Ramsons, Allium ursinum(noun)
pungent Old World weedy plant
A wild relative of chives, Allium ursinum, having edible leaves and roots.
Origin: From hramsan, nominative plural of hramsa, reinterpreted as a singular form.
Allium ursinum – known as ramsons, buckrams, wild garlic, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek or bear's garlic – is a wild relative of chives native to Europe and Asia. The Latin name is due to the brown bear's taste for the bulbs and its habit of digging up the ground to get at them; they are also a favorite of wild boar.
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There is a tension field between the geology created by the ice age, with clay and calcium-rich soil, and then the elevated seabed which came later, we have all types of nature. You have sand dunes, which have been overgrown with juniper berries and thyme, and you can walk through lush forests full of ramsons (wild garlic).
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