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Meaning of RHEUM

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  rhubarb
 

RHEUM is a 5 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: genus Rheum
 
 See Also: buckwheat family, dicot genus, family Polygonaceae, Himalayan rhubarb, Indian rhubarb, magnoliopsid genus, Polygonaceae, red-veined pie plant, Rheum australe, Rheum emodi, rhubarb, rhubarb plant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rhe"um\ (r[=e]"[u^]m), n. [NL., from L. Rha the river
    Volga, on the banks of which it grows. See {Rhubarb}.] (Bot.)
    A genus of plants. See {Rhubarb}.
    
    
  2. \Rheum\ (r[udd]m), n. [OF. reume, rheume, F. rhume a
    cold,, L. rheuma rheum, from Gr. ???, fr. "rei^n to flow,
    akin to E. stream. See {Stream}, n., and cf. {Hemorrhoids}.]
    (Med.)
    A serous or mucous discharge, especially one from the eves or
    nose.
    
          I have a rheum in mine eyes too.         --Shak.
    
    {Salt rheum}. (Med.) See {Salt rheum}, in the Vocab.
    
    
 

 

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