buckbean
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]


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  • buckbean — [buk′bēn΄] n. 〚transl. of Du boksboon, lit., goat s bean〛 a bog plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) of the gentian family, with glossy leaves of three leaflets and white flowers; bogbean * * * buck·bean (bŭkʹbēn ) n. A perennial herb (Menyanthes… …   Universalium

  • buckbean — [buk′bēn΄] n. [transl. of Du boksboon, lit., goat s bean] a bog plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) of the gentian family, with glossy leaves of three leaflets and white flowers; bogbean …   English World dictionary

  • buckbean — trilapis pupalaiškis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupalaiškinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Menyanthes trifoliata), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Menyanthes trifoliate angl. bog bean; bog …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • buckbean — noun Date: 1578 a perennial herbaceous plant (Menyanthes trifoliata of the family Menyanthaceae) growing in bogs and having racemes of white or pinkish flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buckbean — The leaves of Menyanthes trifoliata (family Gentianaceae); credited with emmenagogue, antiscorbutic, and simple bitter properties. SYN: bogbean, menyanthes …   Medical dictionary

  • buckbean — n. perennial marsh plant with clusters of white or purple flowers and very bitter trifoliate leaves (native of Europe and America), bogbean …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buckbean — noun another term for bogbean. Origin C16: from Flemish bocks boonen goat s beans …   English new terms dictionary

  • buckbean — n. a bog plant, Menyanthes trifoliata, with white or pinkish hairy flowers. Also called bog bean …   Useful english dictionary

  • buckbean family — noun a dicotyledonous family of marsh plants of order Gentianales • Syn: ↑Menyanthaceae, ↑family Menyanthaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Gentianales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bog 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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