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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, perhaps from Rhā, the Volga River) + 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
References in classic literature ?
It was only to be had from the druggists as you nowadays buy an ounce of rhubarb.
She came up to me one evening, when I was very low, to ask (she being then afflicted with the disorder I have mentioned) if I could oblige her with a little tincture of cardamums mixed with rhubarb, and flavoured with seven drops of the essence of cloves, which was the best remedy for her complaint; - or, if I had not such a thing by me, with a little brandy, which was the next best.
Well," said the curate, "that and the second, third, and fourth parts all stand in need of a little rhubarb to purge their excess of bile, and they must be cleared of all that stuff about the Castle of Fame and other greater affectations, to which end let them be allowed the over-seas term, and, according as they mend, so shall mercy or justice be meted out to them; and in the mean time, gossip, do you keep them in your house and let no one read them.
His breakfast consisted of a side-dish, a broiled fish with Reading sauce, a scarlet slice of roast beef garnished with mushrooms, a rhubarb and gooseberry tart, and a morsel of Cheshire cheese, the whole being washed down with several cups of tea, for which the Reform is famous.
The large-leaved rhubarb and cabbage plants slept too, their broad limp surfaces hanging in the sun like half-closed umbrellas.
Murder was not tolerated, servants were not slaves, and neither poison nor sleeping potions to be procured, like rhubarb, from every druggist.
Poppets brought the tray in, and we drew up to the table, and toyed with a little steak and onions, and some rhubarb tart.
She believed to her last day in old-fashioned remedies like rhubarb leaf, and made sounds of contempt over all this new-fangled talk about germs, and so on.
Mother sent you this little pot of rhubarb jelly," said Diana pleasantly.
We had rhubarb pies for the first time this spring last week.
I one day noticed, growing on the sandstone cliffs, some very fine plants of the panke (Gunnera scabra), which somewhat resembles the rhubarb on a gigantic scale.
GROUND RULES FOR PREPARING YOUR RHUBARB I want to order some rhubarb plants and prepare the ground beforehand.