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 for buckram
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ramson \Ram"son\ (r[a^]m"z'n), n. [AS. hramsan, pl., akin to G.
     rams, Sw. rams, ramsl["o]k; cf. Gr. kro`myon onion.] (Bot.)
     A broad-leaved species of garlic ({Allium ursinum), common
     in European gardens; -- called also buckram.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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. ).
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     2. (Bot.) A plant. See Ramson. --Dr. Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buckram \Buck"ram\, a.
     1. Made of buckram; as, a buckram suit.
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     2. Stiff; precise. "Buckram dames." --Brooke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buckram \Buck"ram\, v. t.
     To strengthen with buckram; to make stiff. --Cowper.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  buckram
      adj 1: rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff
             and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality" [syn:
             starchy, stiff, buckram]
      n 1: a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in
           bookbinding and to stiffen clothing
      v 1: stiffen with or as with buckram; "buckram the skirt"

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