Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Polygonaceaerhubarb.

Etymologies

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From Medieval Latin rheum, from Ancient Greek ῥῆον (rheon, "rhubarb")

Examples

  • Species such as Rheum palmatum (rhubarb), Aloe ferox,

    Chapter 7

  • Rhubarb, or Rheum rhabarbarum, is a vegetable with a unique taste that makes it a favorite in many pies and desserts.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Rhubarb, or Rheum rhabarbarum, is a vegetable with a unique taste that makes it a favorite in many pies and desserts.

    Rhubarb Coffee Cake

  • The tall, bright-yellow flower stalk of the noble rhubarb, Rheum nobile (Polygonaceae), stands above all the low herbs and shrubs like a beacon, visible from across the valleys of the high Himalayan slopes.

    Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows

  • Rhubarb is a member of the Rheum family, a native perennial plant of Asia.

    Weekend Herb Blogging #51

  • Rhubarb is a member of the Rheum family, a native perennial plant of Asia.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Rheum is a banker who forecloses on elderly widows and ties their nubile daughters to the railroad tracks.

    My faithful correspondents

  • Rheum is a banker who forecloses on elderly widows and ties their nubile daughters to the railroad tracks.

    Lance Mannion:

  • It is the startlingly sour leaf stalks of a large herb, Rheum rhabarbarum, that is native to temperate Eurasia and became popular in early 19th-century England as one of the first fruit-like produce items to appear in the early spring.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • It is the startlingly sour leaf stalks of a large herb, Rheum rhabarbarum, that is native to temperate Eurasia and became popular in early 19th-century England as one of the first fruit-like produce items to appear in the early spring.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

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