Indian rhubarb

noun
1. rhizomatous perennial herb with large dramatic peltate leaves and white to bright pink flowers in round heads on leafless stems; colonizes stream banks in the Sierra Nevada in California
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Darmera, ↑genus Darmera, ↑Peltiphyllum, ↑genus Peltiphyllum
2. Asian herb (Himalayas)
Hypernyms: ↑rhubarb, ↑rhubarb plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Rheum, ↑genus Rheum

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized I
Etymology: indian (II) 1
2. [indian (II) 2] : a stout herb (Peltiphyllum peltatum) of the family Saxifragaceae of the Pacific coast of No. America with leaves that have edible petioles

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  • Indian rhubarb — Rheum palmatum or Rheum officinale. The root of this plant has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anti inflammatory and anticancer effects. Also called rhubarb, da huang, Chinese rhubarb, and Turkish rhubarb …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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  • Chinese rhubarb — can mean either of two species of rhubarb, genus Rheum: Rheum palmatum Linnaeus 1759, also known as Turkey rhubarb, East Indian rhubarb, or palmate rhubarb Rheum officinale Baillon 1871, also known as Indian rhubarb, Tibetan rhubarb, or medicinal …   Wikipedia

  • Himalayan rhubarb — noun Asian herb (Himalayas) • Syn: ↑Indian rhubarb, ↑red veined pie plant, ↑Rheum australe, ↑Rheum emodi • Hypernyms: ↑rhubarb, ↑rhubarb plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chinese rhubarb — Rheum palmatum or Rheum officinale. The root of this plant has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anti inflammatory and anticancer effects. Also called rhubarb, da huang, Indian rhubarb, and Turkish rhubarb …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Turkish rhubarb — Rheum palmatum or Rheum officinale. The root of this plant has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anti inflammatory and anticancer effects. Also called rhubarb, da huang, Chinese rhubarb, and Indian rhubarb …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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