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Rhubarb vs. Slang

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Rhubarbnoun

Any plant of the genus Rheum, especially Rheum rhabarbarum, having large leaves and long green or reddish acidic leafstalks that are edible, in particular when cooked (although the leaves are mildly poisonous).

Slangnoun

Language outside of conventional usage.

Rhubarbnoun

The leafstalks of common rhubarb or garden rhubarb (usually known as Rheum × hybridum), which are long, fleshy, often pale red, and with a tart taste, used as a food ingredient; they are frequently stewed with sugar and made into jam or used in crumbles, pies, etc.

Slangnoun

Language that is unique to a particular profession or subject; jargon.

Rhubarbnoun

The dried rhizome and roots of Rheum palmatum (Chinese rhubarb) or Rheum officinale (Tibetan rhubarb), from China, used as a laxative and purgative.

Slangnoun

The specialized language of a social group, sometimes used to make what is said unintelligible to those not members of the group; cant.

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Rhubarbnoun

A Royal Air Force World War II code name for operations by aircraft (fighters and fighter-bombers) involving low-level flight to seek opportunistic targets.

Slangnoun

Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.

Rhubarbnoun

General background noise caused by several simultaneous indecipherable conversations, which is created in films, stage plays, etc., by actors repeating the word rhubarb; hence, such noise in other settings; rhubarb rhubarb, rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb.

Slangnoun

A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.

Rhubarbnoun

An excited, angry exchange of words, especially at a sporting event.

Slangnoun

A counterfeit weight or measure.

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Rhubarbnoun

A brawl.

Slangnoun

A travelling show, or one of its performances.

Rhubarbadjective

Of the colour of rhubarb: either brownish-yellow (the colour of rhubarb rhizomes and roots used for medicinal purposes), or pale red (often the colour of the leafstalks of common rhubarb).

Slangnoun

A hawker's license.

Rhubarbverb

Of fighter aircraft: to fire at a target opportunistically.

Slangnoun

A watchchain.

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Rhubarbverb

Of an actor in a film, stage play, etc.: to repeat the word rhubarb to create the sound of indistinct conversation; hence, to converse indistinctly, to mumble.

Slangverb

To vocally abuse, or shout at.

Rhubarbverb

(transitive) To articulate indistinctly or mumble (words or phrases); to say inconsequential or vague things because one does not know what to say, or to stall for time.

Slangverb

to sell especially illegal drugs

Rhubarbnoun

The name of several large perennial herbs of the genus Rheum and order Polygonaceæ.

Slang

imp. of Sling. Slung.

Rhubarbnoun

The large and fleshy leafstalks of Rheum Rhaponticum and other species of the same genus. They are pleasantly acid, and are used in cookery. Called also pieplant.

Slangnoun

Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.

Rhubarbnoun

The root of several species of Rheum, used much as a cathartic medicine.

Slangnoun

A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.

Rhubarbnoun

long pinkish sour leafstalks usually eaten cooked and sweetened

Slangnoun

Low, vulgar, unauthorized language; a popular but unauthorized word, phrase, or mode of expression; also, the jargon of some particular calling or class in society; low popular cant; as, the slang of the theater, of college, of sailors, etc.

Rhubarbnoun

plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumps; stems (and only the stems) are edible when cooked; leaves are poisonous

Slangverb

To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language.

‘Every gentleman abused by a cabman or slanged by a bargee was bound there and then to take off his coat and challenge him to fisticuffs.’;

Rhubarb

Rhubarb is the fleshy, edible stalks (petioles) of species and hybrids (culinary rhubarb) of Rheum in the family Polygonaceae, which are cooked and used for food. The whole plant – a herbaceous perennial growing from short, thick rhizomes – is also called rhubarb.

Slangnoun

informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar;

‘their speech was full of slang expressions’;

Slangnoun

a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);

‘they don't speak our lingo’;

Slangverb

use slang or vulgar language

Slangverb

fool or hoax;

‘The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone’; ‘You can't fool me!’;

Slangverb

abuse with coarse language

Slang

Slang is language (words, phrases, and usages) of an informal register. It also sometimes refers to the language generally exclusive to the members of particular in-groups prefer over the common vocabulary of a standard language in order to establish group identity, exclude outsiders, or both.

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