Definition of Buckbean

1. Noun. Perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface.




Definition of Buckbean

1. a marsh plant [n -S]

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buckbean (current term)
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Literary usage of Buckbean

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1. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"buckbean. The M. trifoliata, or buckbean, is an aquatic herbaceous plant, ... In small dose», the buckbean is tonic and astringent, in large ones cathartic, ..."

2. The British flora medica: a history of the medicinal plants of Great Britain by Benjamin Herbert Barton, Thomas Castle (1877)
"The buckbean has no smell, but develops an intense bitterness, ... Linneus informs us that in some parts of Lapland, where t.he buckbean abounds, ..."

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