Rheum Emodi
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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  • RHEUM EMODI WALL. - РЕВЕНЬ ЭМОДИ — см. 266. Однолетнее растение. R. emodi Wall. Р. эмоди Cat. (1828) 1727. Becker Dillingen 4 (1929) 181. S y n. Rheum australe D. Don. М е с т н. н а з в. Англ. rhubarb; фр. rhubarbe; нем. Emodi Rhabarber; ит. rabarbero; исп. и португ. ruibarbo. Р… …   Справочник растений

  • Rheum — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rheum Rhaponticum — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rheum australe — noun Asian herb (Himalayas) • Syn: ↑Himalayan rhubarb, ↑Indian rhubarb, ↑red veined pie plant, ↑Rheum emodi • Hypernyms: ↑rhubarb, ↑rhubarb plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rheum — (R. L., spr. Rhe um), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Polygoneae verae, 9. Kl. 2. Ordn. L.; Arten, sämmtlich in Asien: R. palmatum, mit sehr großen, handförmig in spitzige Lappen zertheilten Blättern, aufrechtem, 5–8 Fuß[113] hohem Stängel,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rhēum — L. (Rhabarber), Gattung der Polygonazeen, ausdauernde Kräuter mit dickem, holzigem, häufig mehrköpfigem Rhizom, sehr großen, langgestielten, ganzrandigen, buchtig gezahnten oder handförmig gelappten, am Rand oft welligen Blättern, häutigen,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • RHEUM L. — РЕВЕНЬ — 266. Rheum L. Ревень см …   Справочник растений

  • genus Rheum — noun rhubarb • Syn: ↑Rheum • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Polygonaceae, ↑family Polygonaceae, ↑buckwheat family …   Useful english dictionary

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