Definition of Genus Rheum
1. Noun. Rhubarb.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Buckwheat Family, Family Polygonaceae, Polygonaceae
Member holonyms: Rhubarb, Rhubarb Plant, Himalayan Rhubarb, Indian Rhubarb, Red-veined Pie Plant, Rheum Australe, Rheum Emodi
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Rheum
Literary usage of Genus Rheum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The London Medical Gazette (1837)
"Characters of the genus Rheum,—The genus Rheum is characterized by having hermaphrodite flowers, consisting of a coloured ..."
2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1858)
"RHUBARB, or, as it is often named, Pie Plant, is composed of a number of varieties that have emanated from two species of the genus Rheum, viz : R. rha- ..."
3. The Pharmacist (1874)
"... Linnaeus recognized from species of the genus Rheum, to which have successively been ... which in other respects resemble those of all the genus Rheum. ..."
4. Botany for Beginners: An Introduction to 'Mrs. Lincoln's Lectures on Botany' by Lincoln Phelps (1856)
"... class contains the genus Rheum, or the Rhubarb. Fig. 80, at b, represents a flower ot this genus. The Rheum, palmatum. furnishes the medicinal rhubarb, ..."
5. Botany for Beginners by Lincoln Phelps (1849)
"The third order of the ninth class contains the genus Rheum, or the Rhubarb. Fig. 80, at 6, represents a flower of this genus. The Rheum palmatum furnishes ..."