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rhubarb

Definitions


[ˈruːbɑːb], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the thick reddish or green leaf stalks of a cultivated plant of the dock family, which are eaten as a fruit after cooking
(e.g: rhubarb pie)

- the large-leaved Eurasian plant which produces rhubarb.

- the noise made by a group of actors to give the impression of indistinct background conversation, especially by the random repetition of the word ‘rhubarb’.

- a heated dispute
(e.g: rhubarbs often broke out among these less than professional players)


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English (denoting the rootstock of other plants of this genus used medicinally): from Old French reubarbe, from a shortening of medieval Latin rheubarbarum, alteration (by association with rheum ‘rhubarb’) of rhabarbarum ‘foreign rhubarb’, from Greek rha (also meaning ‘rhubarb’) + barbaros ‘foreign’




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