reubarbe

Reubarbe, Rhabarbarum.

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  • reubarbe — reubarb(e obs. ff. rhubarb n …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhubarbe — [ rybarb ] n. f. • 1570; reubarbe XIIIe; bas lat. reubarbarum « racine barbare » ♦ Plante (polygonacées) à larges feuilles portées par de gros pétioles que l on consomme cuits; ces pétioles. Compote, confiture de rhubarbe. Tarte à la rhubarbe. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rhubarb — noun Etymology: Middle English rubarbe, from Anglo French reubarbe, from Medieval Latin reubarbarum, alteration of rha barbarum, literally, barbarian rhubarb Date: 15th century 1. any of a genus (Rheum) of Asian plants of the buckwheat family… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rhapontic — (ra pon tik) s. m. Genre de plantes qui se rapprochent de la centaurée.    Rhapontic de montagne, le rumex alpinus, L.    Rhapontic nostras, la grande centaurée, centaurea centaurium, L.    Nom ancien de la rhubarbe de France, originaire des… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • rhubarb — rhu|barb [ˈru:ba:b US a:rb] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: reubarbe, from Medieval Latin reubarbarum, from rha rhubarb (from Greek) + barbarus foreign ] 1.) a plant with broad leaves. It has thick red stems that can be cooked and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rhubarb — [14] The Greeks had two words for ‘rhubarb’: rhéon, which was borrowed from Persian rēwend, and which evolved into Latin rheum, now the plant’s scientific name; and rha, which is said to have come from Rha, an ancient name of the river Volga, in… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • rhubarb — noun 1》 a large leaved plant of the dock family which produces thick reddish or green leaf stalks. [Rheum rhaponticum and related species.]     ↘the cooked leaf stalks of the rhubarb plant, eaten as a dessert. 2》 Brit. informal noise made by a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • ruibarbo — s. m. [Botânica] Gênero de plantas poligonáceas, de raiz medicinal.   ‣ Etimologia: francês antigo reubarbe, hoje rhubarbe …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • rhubarb — /ˈrubab / (say roohbahb) noun 1. any of the herbs constituting the polygonaceous genus Rheum, as R. officinale, a plant with a medicinal rhizome, and R. rhaponticum, a garden plant with edible leafstalks. 2. the rhizome of any medicinal species… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rhubarb — [14] The Greeks had two words for ‘rhubarb’: rhéon, which was borrowed from Persian rēwend, and which evolved into Latin rheum, now the plant’s scientific name; and rha, which is said to have come from Rha, an ancient name of the river Volga, in… …   Word origins

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