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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: reubarbe, from Medieval Latin reubarbarum, from rha 'rhubarb' (from Greek) + barbarus 'foreign'

rhubarb

noun
     
Related topics: Plants
rhu‧barb [uncountable]
1HBP a plant with broad leaves. It has thick red stems that can be cooked and eaten.
2 spoken a word repeated by actors to make a sound like many people talking

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