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Definition of rhubarb:

  1. 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.
  2. The name of several large perennial herbs of the genus Rheum and order Polygonaceae.
  3. The root of several species of Rheum, used much as a cathartic medicine.

Synonyms:

set-to, kickup, donnybrook, polemic, imbroglio, argument, contretemps, altercation, debate, disagreement, controversy, quarrel, pieplant, word, rhubarb plant, bicker, brawl, battle royal, misunderstanding, fight, hassle, row, difficulty, tiff, clash, wrangle, run-in, spat, squabble, falling-out, conflict, tangle, dispute, contention, argy-bargy, cross fire, scrap, argle-bargle.

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