A perennial herb (Menyanthes trifoliata) native to the Northern Hemisphere and having trifoliate leaves and clusters of white, pink, or purplish flowers.
A bog plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) of the gentian family, with glossy leaves of three leaflets and white flowers; bogbean.
Origin of buckbean
- Translation of Flemish bocks boonen goat's beans bocks genitive of bock goat boonen pl. of boon bean
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition