Definition of rampion
- a Eurasian plant of the bellflower family, some kinds of which have a root that can be eaten in salads:
- a Mediterranean plant with a long, narrow spike of bluish flowers and a thick taproot (Campanula rapunculus, family Campanulaceae). (horned rampion) a grassland plant with dense rounded flower heads of inward curving, typically blue, tubular flowers (genus Phyteuma, family Campanulaceae).
late 16th century: from a variant of medieval Latin rapuncium; compare with German Rapunzel 'lamb's lettuce'