Buckbean meaning

bŭkbēn
A perennial herb (Menyanthes trifoliata) native to the Northern Hemisphere and having trifoliate leaves and clusters of white, pink, or purplish flowers.
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A bog plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) of the gentian family, with glossy leaves of three leaflets and white flowers; bogbean.
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Menyanthes trifoliata, a plant with racemes of white or reddish flowers and intensely bitter leaves, sometimes used in medicine.
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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