pie plant


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pie plant

n.
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Noun1.pie plant - long cultivated hybrid of Rheum palmatumpie plant - long cultivated hybrid of Rheum palmatum; stems often cooked in pies or as sauce or preserves
rhubarb plant, rhubarb - plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumps; stems (and only the stems) are edible when cooked; leaves are poisonous
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jams, cobblers, and pies that it's known as the "pie plant" and is often mistaken as a fruit.
For this reason, early settlers called it "pie plant."
In fact, rhubarb is known affectionately as pie plant by gardeners and country folk.