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.
&fist; 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. ).
2. (Bot.) A plant. See Ramson.
Buck"ram, a. 1. Made of
buckram; as, a buckram suit.
2. Stiff; precise. "Buckram dames."
Buck"ram, v. t. To strengthen with
buckram; to make stiff. Cowper.