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Noun: rhubarb  'roo,baa(r)b
  1. Long pinkish sour leafstalks usually eaten cooked and sweetened
    - pieplant [N. Amer]
  2. Plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumps; stems (and only the stems) are edible when cooked; leaves are poisonous
    - rhubarb plant
  3. [Brit] (informal) statements or beliefs that are untrue or make no sense
    - bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash, jive [N. Amer], junk, flapdoodle [N. Amer], nonsense, folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery [archaic], trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop [Brit], falderal
  4. Long cultivated hybrid of Rheum palmatum; stems often cooked in pies or as sauce or preserves
    - pie plant [N. Amer], garden rhubarb, Rheum cultorum, Rheum rhabarbarum, Rheum rhaponticum

Derived forms: rhubarbs

Type of: drivel, garbage, herb, herbaceous plant, veg [Brit], vegetable [Brit], veggie [Brit]

Part of: genus Rheum, Rheum

Encyclopedia: Rhubarb