from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A biennial Eurasian plant (Campanula rapunculus) having rosette leaves with winged stalks, panicles of lilac-colored flowers, and an edible root used in salads.
- n. Any of various similar plants of the genus Phyteuma.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several flowering plants of the genus Phyteuma, within the family Campanulaceae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant (Campanula Rapunculus) of the Bellflower family, with a tuberous esculent root; -- also called ramps.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the bellflowers, Campanula Rapunculus, a native of central and southern Europe, formerly much cultivated in gardens for its white tuberous roots, which were used as a salad. More fully garden rampion.
- n. A name of several plants of other genera
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bellflower of Europe and Asia and North Africa having bluish flowers and an edible tuberous root used with the leaves in salad
Probably alteration of French raiponce, from Old French responce, from Old Italian raponzo, probably from rapa, turnip, from Latin rāpum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)