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I got two older brothers and two younger sisters, and we grew up in the country, and we were a little feral. So as long as the car didn't end up in the rhubarb and you didn't get caught for doing whatever you were doing, you were fine.
Diego Klattenhoff

Meaning of "rhubarb" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RHUBARB

From Old French reubarbe, from Medieval Latin reubarbum, probably a variant of rha barbarum barbarian rhubarb, from rha rhubarb (from Greek, perhaps from Rha ancient name of the Volga) + Latin barbarus barbarian.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RHUBARB

rhubarb  [ˈruːbɑːb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RHUBARB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rhubarb is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb rhubarb in English.

WHAT DOES RHUBARB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a species of plant in the family Polygonaceae. They are herbaceous perennials growing from short, thick rhizomes. They have large leaves that are somewhat triangular, with long fleshy petioles. They have small flowers grouped in large compound leafy greenish-white to rose-red inflorescences. In culinary use, fresh raw petioles are crisp with a strong, tart taste. Most commonly, the plant's leaf stalks are cooked with sugar and used in pies and other desserts. A number of varieties have been domesticated for human consumption, most of which are recognised as Rheum x hybridum by the Royal Horticultural Society. Rhubarb is usually considered a vegetable. In the United States, however, a New York court decided in 1947 that since it was used in the United States as a fruit, it counted as a fruit for the purposes of regulations and duties. A side effect was a reduction on imported rhubarb tariffs, as tariffs were higher for vegetables than fruits. Rhubarb also contains glycosides—especially rhein, glucorhein, and emodin, which impart cathartic and laxative properties. It is hence useful as a cathartic in case of constipation.

Definition of rhubarb in the English dictionary

The first definition of rhubarb in the dictionary is any of several temperate and subtropical plants of the polygonaceous genus Rheum, esp R. rhaponticum, which has long green and red acid-tasting edible leafstalks, usually eaten sweetened and cooked. Other definition of rhubarb is the leafstalks of this plant. Rhubarb is also a related plant, Rheum officinale, of central Asia, having a bitter-tasting underground stem that can be dried and used medicinally as a laxative or astringent.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RHUBARB

PRESENT

Present
I rhubarb
you rhubarb
he/she/it rhubarbs
we rhubarb
you rhubarb
they rhubarb
Present continuous
I am rhubarbing
you are rhubarbing
he/she/it is rhubarbing
we are rhubarbing
you are rhubarbing
they are rhubarbing
Present perfect
I have rhubarbed
you have rhubarbed
he/she/it has rhubarbed
we have rhubarbed
you have rhubarbed
they have rhubarbed
Present perfect continuous
I have been rhubarbing
you have been rhubarbing
he/she/it has been rhubarbing
we have been rhubarbing
you have been rhubarbing
they have been rhubarbing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I rhubarbed
you rhubarbed
he/she/it rhubarbed
we rhubarbed
you rhubarbed
they rhubarbed
Past continuous
I was rhubarbing
you were rhubarbing
he/she/it was rhubarbing
we were rhubarbing
you were rhubarbing
they were rhubarbing
Past perfect
I had rhubarbed
you had rhubarbed
he/she/it had rhubarbed
we had rhubarbed
you had rhubarbed
they had rhubarbed
Past perfect continuous
I had been rhubarbing
you had been rhubarbing
he/she/it had been rhubarbing
we had been rhubarbing
you had been rhubarbing
they had been rhubarbing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will rhubarb
you will rhubarb
he/she/it will rhubarb
we will rhubarb
you will rhubarb
they will rhubarb
Future continuous
I will be rhubarbing
you will be rhubarbing
he/she/it will be rhubarbing
we will be rhubarbing
you will be rhubarbing
they will be rhubarbing
Future perfect
I will have rhubarbed
you will have rhubarbed
he/she/it will have rhubarbed
we will have rhubarbed
you will have rhubarbed
they will have rhubarbed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been rhubarbing
you will have been rhubarbing
he/she/it will have been rhubarbing
we will have been rhubarbing
you will have been rhubarbing
they will have been rhubarbing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would rhubarb
you would rhubarb
he/she/it would rhubarb
we would rhubarb
you would rhubarb
they would rhubarb
Conditional continuous
I would be rhubarbing
you would be rhubarbing
he/she/it would be rhubarbing
we would be rhubarbing
you would be rhubarbing
they would be rhubarbing
Conditional perfect
I would have rhubarb
you would have rhubarb
he/she/it would have rhubarb
we would have rhubarb
you would have rhubarb
they would have rhubarb
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been rhubarbing
you would have been rhubarbing
he/she/it would have been rhubarbing
we would have been rhubarbing
you would have been rhubarbing
they would have been rhubarbing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you rhubarb
we let´s rhubarb
you rhubarb
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to rhubarb
Past participle
rhubarbed
Present Participle
rhubarbing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RHUBARB


Aintab
aɪnˈtɑːb
aldicarb
ˈældɪˌkɑːb
Bab
bɑːb
barb
bɑːb
barbe
ˈbɑːb
bicarb
ˈbaɪkɑːb
carb
kɑːb
coarb
ˈkəʊɑːb
decarb
diːˈkɑːb
doab
ˈdəʊɑːb
garb
ɡɑːb
hejab
hɛˈdʒɑːb
inqilab
ˈɪnkɪˌlɑːb
jilbab
dʒɪlˈbɑːb
nawab
nəˈwɑːb
niqab
nɪˈkɑːb
Punjab
pʌnˈdʒɑːb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RHUBARB

rhopalism
rhopaloceral
rhopalocerous
rhotacism
rhotacist
rhotacistic
rhotacize
rhotic
rhoticity
RHS
rhubarby
rhumb
rhumb line
rhumba
rhumbatron
rhus
rhyme
rhyme or reason
rhyme royal
rhyme scheme

WORDS THAT END LIKE RHUBARB

absorb
adverb
blurb
common garden rhubarb
curb
disturb
herb
high-carb
kerb
orb
proverb
refurb
reverb
Serb
suburb
superb
Tarabulus el Gharb
urb
verb
warb

Synonyms and antonyms of rhubarb in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «rhubarb» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RHUBARB

Find out the translation of rhubarb to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rhubarb from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rhubarb» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大黄
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ruibarbo
570 millions of speakers

English

rhubarb
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक प्रकार का फल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

راوَنْد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ревень
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ruibarbo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রেউচিনি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rhubarbe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Raksasa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rhabarber
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ルバーブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

장군풀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rhubarb
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cây đại hoàng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ருபார்ப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वायफळ बडबड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ravent
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rabarbaro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rabarbar
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ревінь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rubarbă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ραβέντι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rabarber
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rabarber
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rabarbra
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rhubarb

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RHUBARB»

The term «rhubarb» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.664 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RHUBARB» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rhubarb

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4 QUOTES WITH «RHUBARB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rhubarb.
1
Bill Dedman
John Glenn's father, known as Herschel, was mostly deaf from injuries in World War I. To help out at home, young Glenn sold rhubarb all over town from the family garden.
2
Sebastian Faulks
If I could eat only one thing for the rest of my life, it would be rhubarb fool, which I make with ginger and a hint of elderflower cordial.
3
Diego Klattenhoff
I got two older brothers and two younger sisters, and we grew up in the country, and we were a little feral. So as long as the car didn't end up in the rhubarb and you didn't get caught for doing whatever you were doing, you were fine.
4
Groucho Marx
Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RHUBARB»

Discover the use of rhubarb in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rhubarb and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rhubarb
Eleanor Rigby is tiny, blind, left behind, and led by her zealous, overprotective guide dog, Warren, coursing constantly through the places she knows.
Craig Silvey, 2010
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Rhubarb
The farm animals learn that their possessive love for their dog friend Rhubarb is exhausting her and that friendships must be shared.
Stephen Cosgrove, Robin James, 1995
3
Rhubarb: More Than Just Pies
Preface 7 Acknowledgements 8 Introduction 9 Rhubarb: The Genus 70 A Word of Caution 7 1 Nutritional Value of Rhubarb Fibre 14 Rhubarb Soup with Strawberries, Mango, and Passion Fruit 15 Rhubarb Soup 16 Rhubarb and Strawberry ...
Sandi Vitt, 2000
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Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat
Here is Red giving major play-by-plays of his own life and career with characteristic wit and integrity.
Red Barber, 1968
5
Kedgeree and Rhubarb Crumble: Recipes from a Cosmopolitan ...
Jehan S. Rajab has produced an enchanting portrait of domestic life and cooking based on memories from a vanished world.
Jehan S. Rajab, 2001
6
Death By Rhubarb: When Her Ex-Husband's New Girlfriend Is ...
Kansas City caterer Heaven Lee turns amateur sleuth to save her business when a local lawyer drops dead from poisoning in the middle of dinner at Heaven's trendy new restaurant, Cafe Heaven. Original.
Lou Jane Temple, 1996
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Great Rhubarb Recipes: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-123
The words "rhubarb" and "pie" are so synonymous that it's no wonder rhubarb is also known as pieplant.
Marynor Jordan, Nancy C. Ralston, 1991
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Elephant's Nest in a Rhubarb Tree & Other Stories
Readers who have discovered the delights of the British master storyteller H.E. Bates will welcome this third collection. Gathered here are twenty stories written between 1938 and 1964 which are gems of human observation.
Herbert Ernest Bates, 1989
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Organic Gardening
Newbie hint Rhubarb mulch: Cut a slit to the center of a rhubarb leaf starting from the stem end. Then turn the leaf face down and gently guide it around the stem of any seedling. The rhubarb collar will keep the soil moist until the seedling is ...
10
Great Garden Companions: A Companion-Planting System for a ...
A Companion-Planting System for a Beautiful, Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden Sally Jean Cunningham. Rheum rhabarbarum • Polygonaceae Rhubarb -3' X Space crowns 3' apart in a single row 3pina.Cn • ty/noc/a oleracea ...
Sally Jean Cunningham, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RHUBARB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rhubarb is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bear Breaks into Pie Shop and Devours 38 Pies, Skips the Rhubarb
It was a great day to be this Colorado bear yesterday. After breaking into a local pie shop, Sir Bear helped himself to some pie. Matter of fact, he helped himself ... «Gizmodo, Jul 15»
2
Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Burgers with Rhubarb Chutney
Burgers are an All-American classic and when you are ready for something special with exceptional flavors, try our recipe for Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon ... «The State Journal-Register, Jul 15»
3
Doing the impossible: Improving on strawberry-rhubarb pie
A basic strawberry-rhubarb pie is a delightful and iconic part of summer, but why let it rest at that? This summer we decided to crank it up and take this pie to a ... «The News Journal, Jun 15»
4
Rhubarb: more than meets the pie
We had been on the hunt for a rhubarb plant and were fortunate to be given two transplants from different people. Last fall we transplanted our potted rhubarb ... «The Independent News, Jun 15»
5
Rhubarb rewards with chutney two ways
I've been blessed with friends who have a giant rhubarb patch and couldn't care less about its existence. It sits, flourishing, just beyond their back fence, a thicket ... «National Post, Jun 15»
6
JULY FOURTH: Recipe for raspberry-rhubarb cream pie with …
The raspberries get arranged over a simple but deliciously tart-sweet rhubarb compote. And we didn't stop there. We layered all of that over a vanilla pudding, ... «Brandon Sun, Jun 15»
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Andrea Honaker: Getting to know rhubarb
At any given farmers market or grocery store, customers will likely find produce they've never tried before. If rhubarb is one of your mystery plants, now is the ... «SouthCoastToday.com, May 15»
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Savor the stalk: Give rhubarb a try in more than pies
If you've never indulged in rhubarb, this year you should: High in vitamins C and K (which plays an important role in bone health), and a good source of dietary ... «Miami Herald, May 15»
9
Rhubarb hummus recipe
The idea for this slightly unusual hummus popped into my head one day on when I was considering the similarities between rhubarb and the vibrant spice ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
10
Stalking spring: Ontario forced rhubarb now in season
Fresh rhubarb is shown in a handout photo.With the snow barely off the ground, consumers might be surprised to see rhubarb in markets and grocery stores. «Globalnews.ca, Apr 15»

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