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Among these are rhubarb, cranberries, and green gooseberries.

Peel the rhubarb stalks and cut them into small square pieces.

At one end, next the rhubarb, grew feathery asparagus, with red berries.

Well, her ladyship is bent on making some marmalade and rhubarb jam.

Rhubarb down at the point at the Forbes Municipal Field, but that's about all.

It was only to be had from the druggists as you nowadays buy an ounce of rhubarb.

Dissolve the sugar in the milk, then add the butter and rhubarb cut up.

Rhubarb, or “pie plant,” is eaten stewed, and made into pie.

As none of these touched a vital spot, they might as well have been rhubarb pills!

Those most commonly employed are Gin-sing, rhubarb, and China-root.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French rubarbe, from Medieval Latin rheubarbarum, from Greek rha barbaron "foreign rhubarb," from rha "rhubarb," perhaps ultimately from a source akin to Persian rewend "rhubarb" (associated in Greek with Rha, ancient Scythian name of the River Volga) + barbaron, neuter of barbaros "foreign" (see barbarian). Grown in China and Tibet, it was imported into ancient Europe by way of Russia.

Spelling altered in Medieval Latin by association with rheum. European native species so called from 1640s. Baseball slang meaning "loud squabble on the field" is from 1938, of unknown origin, said to have been first used by broadcaster Garry Schumacher. Perhaps connected with use of rhubarb as a word repeated by stage actors to give the impression of hubbub or conversation (attested from 1934).

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