Part of speech: noun

A hardy perennial herb, the acid stalks of which are used in cookery.

Part of speech: noun

The medicinal root of certain Oriental plants.

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Usage examples "rhubarb":

  1. If they will not obey these, then the true rhubarb to cure them is force. - "Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church", Friedrich Bente.
  2. But rhubarb is the most odious pie of all, in my judgment. - "The Siege of the Seven Suitors", Meredith Nicholson.
  3. Rhubarb is very wholesome, and ought to be partaken of at least every other day. - "Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks", Pierre Blot.