Origin of ramsonMiddle English ramsyn from Old English hramsan pl. of hramsa
Back-formation from ramsons; compare Middle English ramsyn (originally plural, taken as singular); Old English hramesan, plural of hramsa (“onion, broad-leafed garlic"), from Proto-Germanic *hramusÃ´ (“onion, leek"), from Proto-Indo-European *kermus-, *kremus- (“wild garlic"). Cognate with Scots ramps (“wild garlic"), Danish rams (“ramson"), Swedish ramslÃ¶k (“wild garlic"). See buckrams.