pieplant
Rhubarb 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}, {Rhaponticine}.] 1. (Bot.) The name of several large perennial herbs of the genus {Rheum} and order {Polygonace[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) The root of several species of {Rheum}, used much as a cathartic medicine. [1913 Webster]

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

{Turkey rhubarb} (Med.), the roots of {Rheum Emodi}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pieplant — Pie plant , n. (Bot.) A plant ({Rheum Rhaponticum}) the leafstalks of which are acid, and are used in making pies; the garden rhubarb. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pieplant — ☆ pieplant [pī′plant΄ ] n. [ PIE1 + PLANT] the rhubarb: so called from its use in pies …   English World dictionary

  • pieplant — mišrusis rabarbaras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūgtinių šeimos daržovinis kultūrinis augalas (Rheum ×hybridum). atitikmenys: lot. Rheum ×hybridum angl. pieplant; rhubarb vok. Rhabarber; Rhapontik pranc. rhubarbe port. ruibarbo;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pieplant — noun Date: 1838 garden rhubarb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pieplant — /puy plant , plahnt /, n. the edible rhubarb, Rheum rhabarbarum. [1840 50, Amer.; PIE1 + PLANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • pieplant — n. rhubarb, edible plant from the genus Rheum (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pieplant — noun long pinkish sour leafstalks usually eaten cooked and sweetened • Syn: ↑rhubarb • Hypernyms: ↑vegetable, ↑veggie, ↑veg * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun chiefly dialect : rhubarb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wild pieplant — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rheum Rhaponticum — Pieplant Pie plant , n. (Bot.) A plant ({Rheum Rhaponticum}) the leafstalks of which are acid, and are used in making pies; the garden rhubarb. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Andromeda polifolia — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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