Turkey rhubarb
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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  • turkey rhubarb — noun Usage: usually capitalized T : Chinese rhubarb formerly imported through Turkey …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Chinese rhubarb — can mean either of two species of rhubarb, genus Rheum: Rheum palmatum Linnaeus 1759, also known as Turkey rhubarb, East Indian rhubarb, or palmate rhubarb Rheum officinale Baillon 1871, also known as Indian rhubarb, Tibetan rhubarb, or medicinal …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese rhubarb — tangutinis rabarbaras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūgtinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Rheum tanguticum), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Rheum tanguticum angl. Chinese rhubarb; Turkey rhubarb vok. Kronrhabarber šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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