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Which word was derived from a Latin word meaning "branch": burgeon or ramify?

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Answer: ramify

The word ramify comes from the Latin ramus, branch; it denotes "the forming of branches."

The word burgeon comes from the Latin burra, wool; it denotes "rapid growth."

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