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rhu·barb

 (ro͞o′bärb′)
n.
1. Any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. rhabarbarum, having long edible green or reddish leafstalks that are usually cooked and sweetened. Also called pie plant.
2. A preparation made from the dried rhizomes and roots of any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. palmatum or R. officinale of East Asia, used as a laxative.
3. Informal A quarrel, fight, or heated discussion.

[Middle English rubarbe, from Old French, from Late Latin reubarbarum, probably alteration (influenced by Greek rhēon) of rhabarbarum : rha, rhubarb (from Greek rhā, of Iranian origin; akin to Middle Persian rēwās and Pashto rawāš) + Latin barbarum, neuter of barbarus, barbarian, foreign; see barbarous.]

rhubarb

(ˈruːbɑːb)
n
1. (Plants) any of several temperate and subtropical plants of the polygonaceous genus Rheum, esp R. rhaponticum (common garden rhubarb), which has long green and red acid-tasting edible leafstalks, usually eaten sweetened and cooked
2. (Plants) the leafstalks of this plant
3. (Pharmacology) a related plant, Rheum officinale, of central Asia, having a bitter-tasting underground stem that can be dried and used medicinally as a laxative or astringent
4. slang US and Canadian a heated discussion or quarrel
5. the noise made by actors to simulate conversation, esp by repeating the word rhubarb at random
vb
to simulate conversation, esp by repeating the word rhubarb at random
[C14: from Old French reubarbe, from Medieval Latin reubarbum, probably a variant of rha barbarum barbarian rhubarb, from rha rhubarb (from Greek, perhaps from Rha ancient name of the Volga) + Latin barbarus barbarian]

rhu•barb

(ˈru bɑrb)

n.
1. any of several plants of the genus Rheum, of the buckwheat family, as R. officinale, having a medicinal rhizome, and R. rhabarbarum, having edible leafstalks.
2. the edible fleshy leafstalks of R. rhabarbarum.
3. Slang. a quarrel or squabble.
[1350–1400; rubarb < Old French r(e)ubarbe < Medieval Latin reubarbarum < Greek rhéon bárbaron foreign rhubarb]

rhubarb


Past participle: rhubarbed
Gerund: rhubarbing

Imperative
rhubarb
rhubarb
Present
I rhubarb
you rhubarb
he/she/it rhubarbs
we rhubarb
you rhubarb
they rhubarb
Preterite
I rhubarbed
you rhubarbed
he/she/it rhubarbed
we rhubarbed
you rhubarbed
they rhubarbed
Present Continuous
I am rhubarbing
you are rhubarbing
he/she/it is rhubarbing
we are rhubarbing
you are rhubarbing
they are rhubarbing
Present Perfect
I have rhubarbed
you have rhubarbed
he/she/it has rhubarbed
we have rhubarbed
you have rhubarbed
they have rhubarbed
Past Continuous
I was rhubarbing
you were rhubarbing
he/she/it was rhubarbing
we were rhubarbing
you were rhubarbing
they were rhubarbing
Past Perfect
I had rhubarbed
you had rhubarbed
he/she/it had rhubarbed
we had rhubarbed
you had rhubarbed
they had rhubarbed
Future
I will rhubarb
you will rhubarb
he/she/it will rhubarb
we will rhubarb
you will rhubarb
they will rhubarb
Future Perfect
I will have rhubarbed
you will have rhubarbed
he/she/it will have rhubarbed
we will have rhubarbed
you will have rhubarbed
they will have rhubarbed
Future Continuous
I will be rhubarbing
you will be rhubarbing
he/she/it will be rhubarbing
we will be rhubarbing
you will be rhubarbing
they will be rhubarbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rhubarbing
you have been rhubarbing
he/she/it has been rhubarbing
we have been rhubarbing
you have been rhubarbing
they have been rhubarbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rhubarbing
you will have been rhubarbing
he/she/it will have been rhubarbing
we will have been rhubarbing
you will have been rhubarbing
they will have been rhubarbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rhubarbing
you had been rhubarbing
he/she/it had been rhubarbing
we had been rhubarbing
you had been rhubarbing
they had been rhubarbing
Conditional
I would rhubarb
you would rhubarb
he/she/it would rhubarb
we would rhubarb
you would rhubarb
they would rhubarb
Past Conditional
I would have rhubarbed
you would have rhubarbed
he/she/it would have rhubarbed
we would have rhubarbed
you would have rhubarbed
they would have rhubarbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhubarb - long pinkish sour leafstalks usually eaten cooked and sweetenedrhubarb - long pinkish sour leafstalks usually eaten cooked and sweetened
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
2.rhubarb - plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumpsrhubarb - plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumps; stems (and only the stems) are edible when cooked; leaves are poisonous
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Rheum, Rheum - rhubarb
garden rhubarb, pie plant, Rheum cultorum, Rheum rhabarbarum, Rheum rhaponticum - long cultivated hybrid of Rheum palmatum; stems often cooked in pies or as sauce or preserves
Chinese rhubarb, Rheum palmatum - long used for laxative properties

rhubarb

noun
Informal. A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, tangle.
Translations
راوَنْدراوَند ريباسي: نبات لِمُداواة المَعِدَه
rebarborareveň
rabarber
raparperi
rabarbara
rebarbara
rabarbari
ルバーブ
장군풀
rabarbaras
rebarbora
rabarber
cây đại hoàng

rhubarb

[ˈruːbɑːb]
A. N
1. (Bot, Culin) → ruibarbo m
2. (Theat) palabra que se repite para representar la conversación callada en escenas de comparsas
B. CPD [jam, pie, tart] → de ruibarbo

rhubarb

[ˈruːbɑːrb]
nrhubarbe f
modif [pie, crumble] → à la rhubarbe
a rhubarb tart → une tarte à la rhubarbe

rhubarb

nRhabarber m; “rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb (Theat, hum) → „Rhabarbarhabarbarhabarba“

rhubarb

[ˈruːbɑːb]
1. nrabarbaro
2. adj (jam, pie, tart) → di rabarbaro

rhubarb

(ˈruːbaːb) noun
a large-leaved garden plant, the stalks of which can be cooked and eaten.

rhubarb

راوَنْد rebarbora rabarber Rhabarber ραβέντι ruibarbo raparperi rhubarbe rabarbara rabarbaro ルバーブ 장군풀 rabarber rabarbra rabarbar ruibarbo ревень rabarber พืชใบใหญ่มีก้านยาวสีเขียวและแดงใช้ทำอาหารได้ ravent cây đại hoàng 大黄