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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rheum rhaponticum — Rhubarbe Rhubarbe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

  • Rheum rhaponticum — noun long cultivated hybrid of Rheum palmatum; stems often cooked in pies or as sauce or preserves • Syn: ↑pie plant, ↑garden rhubarb, ↑Rheum cultorum, ↑Rheum rhabarbarum • Hypernyms: ↑rhubarb, ↑rhubarb plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rheum rhaponticum — L., the common edible garden rhubarb; its leaves are rich in oxalates and can cause oxalate poisoning (q.v.) …   Medical dictionary

  • RHEUM RHAPONTICUM L. - РЕВЕНЬ ЧЕРНОМОРСКИЙ, ИЛИ ЧЕРЕНКОВЫЙ, РАПОНТИК — см. 266. Многолетнее растение. R. rhaponticum L. Р. черноморский, или черенковый, Рапонтик Sp. pl. (1753) 371. Bailey III (1930) 2927. Tschirch II (1917) 1392, t. LX, LXI. Шиврина (1949) 304. S у n. R. undulatum Pall.; R. sibiricum Pall.; R.… …   Справочник растений

  • Rheum rhaponticum auct. non L. — Symbol RHRH2 Synonym Symbol RHRH5 Botanical Family Polygonaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Rheum nobile — Rheum nobile …   Wikipédia en Français

  • RHEUM COMPACTUM L. - РЕВЕНЬ КОМПАКТНЫЙ, ПЛОТНЫЙ — см. 266. Многолетнее растение. R. compactum L. Р. компактный, плотный Sp. pl. ed. II (1762) 531. Фл. СССР V (1936) 485. Церивитинов II (1949) 454. S y n. Rheum rhaponticum Herder.; R. nutans Pall. М е с т н. н а з в. Англ. rhubarb, pic plant (в… …   Справочник растений

  • Rheum — Rhubarbe Rhubarbe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rheum nobile — Rheum nobile …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”