Origin of buckbeantranslated, translation of Dutch boksboon, literally , goat's bean
a bog plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) of the gentian family, with glossy leaves of three leaflets and white flowers; bogbean
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.
- Buckbean (Menyanthes) - M. trifoliata is a beautiful and fragrant native of Britain, found in shallow streams or pools, in very wet marshy ground, and in bogs; its strong creeping, rooting stems often floating in deeper water.
- Yellow Buckbean (Villarsia) - V. nymphaeoides is a pretty British water plant, with leaves like a Water Lily, but smaller, and floating.