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Meaning of “rhubarb” in the English Dictionary

"rhubarb" in British English

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rhubarbnoun

uk   /ˈruː.bɑːb/  us   /-bɑːrb/
  • rhubarb noun (FOOD)

[U] a ​plant that has ​long, sour-tasting ​red and ​greenstems that can be ​cooked and ​eaten as a ​fruit: Have you ​evereaten rhubarb ​crumble?
  • rhubarb noun (ARGUMENT)

[C] US old-fashioned slang a ​loudargument

rhubarbexclamation

uk   /ˈruː.bɑːb/  us   /-bɑːrb/
a word that is ​repeated many ​times in ​order to ​produce the ​sound of ​peopletalking when the ​meaning of the word is not ​important: We had to ​stand at the back of the ​stage saying "rhubarb, rhubarb" in the ​crowdscenes.
(Definition of rhubarb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rhubarb" in American English

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rhubarbnoun [U]

 us   /ˈru·bɑrb/
the ​longredstems of a ​plant that are ​prepared in a ​pie or as a ​sweetfruitdish
(Definition of rhubarb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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