buckbean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buckbean perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • buckbean bēn` (Bot) A perennial plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) of Europe and America which grows in moist and boggy places, having racemes of white, reddish, or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves, sometimes used in medicine; marsh trefoil; -- called also bog bean. It often roots at the water margin and spreads across the surface.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n buckbean Same as bog-bean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Buckbean buk′bēn the marsh-trefoil, a plant common in bogs in Britain.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Corr. of Bogbean.

Usage

In literature:

For shallow water Menyanthus Trifoliata (Three-leaved Buckbean) and Typha Latifolia (Broad-leaved Cat's Tail) are suitable.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
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In news:

Great Basin Brewing Company has opened its third location where the Buckbean Brewing Co. Use to sell their beer.
Booth added that Buckbean is announcing its closing date now so that they can thank their customers and give their loyal fans a chance to drop by the brewery and have their final Buckbean brew , or grab a case of discounted beer.
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