a bog plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) of the gentian family, with glossy leaves of three leaflets and white flowers; bogbean
Origin of buckbeantranslated, translation of Dutch boksboon, literally , goat's bean
A perennial herb (Menyanthes trifoliata) native to the Northern Hemisphere and having trifoliate leaves and clusters of white, pink, or purplish flowers.
Origin of buckbeanTranslation of Flemish bocks boonen goat's beans bocks genitive of bock goat boonen pl. of boon bean
- Menyanthes trifoliata, a plant with racemes of white or reddish flowers and intensely bitter leaves, sometimes used in medicine.