Rheum meaning

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A watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose.
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Any watery discharge from the mucous membranes, as of the mouth, eyes, or nose.
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A cold; rhinitis.
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A watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose.
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(uncountable) Watery or thin discharge of serum or mucus, especially from the eyes or nose, formerly thought to cause disease. [from 14th c.]
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Illness or disease thought to be caused by such secretions; a cold, catarrh; rheumatism. [from 14th c.]
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(poetic) Tears. [from 16th c.]
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A taxonomic genus within the family Polygonaceae "” rhubarb.
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Origin of rheum

  • Middle English reume from Old French from Late Latin rheuma from Greek a flowing, rheum sreu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman roume, reume, Middle French rume, ryeume, and their source, Late Latin rheuma, from Ancient Greek ῥεῦμα (rheuma, “stream, humour").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Medieval Latin rheum, from Ancient Greek ῥῆον (rheon, “rhubarb").

    From Wiktionary