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Meaning of RHUBARB

Pronunciation:  'roobârb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  long pinkish sour leafstalks usually eaten cooked and sweetened
  2. [n]  plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumps; stems (and only the stems) are edible when cooked; leaves are poisonous

RHUBARB is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: pieplant, rhubarb plant
 See Also: Chinese rhubarb, garden rhubarb, genus Rheum, herb, herbaceous plant, Himalayan rhubarb, Indian rhubarb, pie plant, red-veined pie plant, Rheum, Rheum australe, Rheum cultorum, Rheum emodi, Rheum palmatum, Rheum rhabarbarum, Rheum rhaponticum, vegetable, veggie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rhu"barb\, n. [F. rhubarbe, OF. rubarbe, rheubarbe,
reubarbare, reobarbe, LL. rheubarbarum for rheum barbarum,
Gr. ??? (and ??) rhubarb, from the river Rha (the Volga) on
whose banks it grew. Originally, therefore, it was the
barbarian plant from the Rha. Cf. {Barbarous},
1. (Bot.) The name of several large perennial herbs of the
   genus {Rheum} and order {Polygonace[ae]}.

2. The large and fleshy leafstalks of {Rheum Rhaponticum} and
   other species of the same genus. They are pleasantly acid,
   and are used in cookery. Called also {pieplant}.

3. (Med.) The root of several species of {Rheum}, used much
   as a cathartic medicine.

{Monk's rhubarb}. (Bot.) See under {Monk}.

{Turkey rhubarb} (Med.), the roots of {Rheum Emodi}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing rhubarb growing in your dream means that you are freeing yourself out of an unwanted situation or relationship. It also suggests that pleasant times will be lingering around for awhile. Dreaming that you are cooking rhubarb means an argument which will result in a loss of a friend. Dreaming that you are Seeing or eating rhubarb indicates disappointment in your present job.