1. A coarse dress
of linen or hemp, stiffened with size
or glue, used in garments to hold
them in the form
intended, and for wrappers to cover
Buckram was formerly a very various material
from that now
known by the name. It was used for wearing apparel, etc.
2. A plant. See Ramson.
Origin: 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.
Source: Websters Vocabulary