rhubarb plant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rhubarb plant 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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Usage

In literature:

Plant rhubarb in rows.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
RHUBARB OR PIE-PLANT PUDDING.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
For rhubarb or pie-plant pies, peel the stalks; cut them in little bits, and fill the pie.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
When raising Rhubarb from seed sow in spring in light soil, and the young plants should have frame culture until strong enough to plant out.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
The Chinese have also numerous medicinal plants, of which ginseng and rhubarb are best known.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The book in question, however, was no other than the treatise of Doctor Tilingius upon the rhubarb plant, published in Germany in 1679.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Some blackguard who was allowed to use this garden before it fell to my lot planted rhubarb in a part of it.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
RHUBARB, or PIE PLANT.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
DOCK, a name applied to different plants of the genus Rumex, belonging to the rhubarb family (Polygonaceae).
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
In some parts of the United States rhubarb or pie plant is grown in very considerable quantities for market purposes, and with profit.
"Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring" by Anonymous
Apparently, he was the first person, too, to introduce the rhubarb plant into America.
"Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)" by Wiliam Cabell Bruce
Introduces yellow willow and rhubarb plant, 148.
"Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)" by Wiliam Cabell Bruce
The wild pie-plant is closely related to the garden rhubarb, and also to the dock and the sorrel.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
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In news:

Let's give it up for this relative of the rhubarb plant.
Thanks to a family that no longer wanted a bed of rhubarb, I now have a couple plants of my own.
The leaves of the rhubarb plant are toxic, but the stalks are edible.
This crisp is made with Springtime's favorite pie-plant, rhubarb .
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