Meaning of rhubarb
Pronunciation: (r'bärb), [key]
- any of several plants belonging to the genus Rheum, of the buckwheat family, as R. officinale, having a medicinal rhizome, and R. rhabarbarum, having edible leafstalks.
- the rhizome of any medicinal species of this plant, forming a combined cathartic and astringent.
- the edible, fleshy leafstalks of R. rhabarbarum, used in making pies, preserves, etc.
- a quarrel or squabble.
- rhubarb (Thesaurus)