Buck bean
buckbean uckbean, Buck bean Buck" bean`(b[=e]n`). (Bot.) A perennial plant ({Menyanthes trifoliata}) of Europe and America which grows in moist and boggy places, having racemes of white, reddish, or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves, sometimes used in medicine; marsh trefoil; -- called also {bog bean}. It often roots at the water margin and spreads across the surface.

Syn: water shamrock, bogbean, bog myrtle, marsh trefoil, {Menyanthes trifoliata}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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