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 for Rheum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rheum \Rhe"um\ (r[=e]"[u^]m), n. [NL., from L. Rha the river
     Volga, on the banks of which it grows. See Rhubarb.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants. See Rhubarb.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rheum \Rheum\ (r[udd]m), n. [OF. reume, rheume, F. rhume a
     cold,, L. rheuma rheum, from Gr. ???, fr. "rei^n to flow,
     akin to E. stream. See Stream, n., and cf. Hemorrhoids.]
     (Med.)
     A serous or mucous discharge, especially one from the eves or
     nose.
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           I have a rheum in mine eyes too.         --Shak.
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     Salt rheum. (Med.) See Salt rheum, in the Vocabulary.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rhubarb \Rhu"barb\, n. [F. rhubarbe, OF. rubarbe, rheubarbe,
     reubarbare, reobarbe, LL. rheubarbarum for rheum barbarum,
     Gr. ??? (and ??) rhubarb, from the river Rha (the Volga) on
     whose banks it grew. Originally, therefore, it was the
     barbarian plant from the Rha. Cf. Barbarous,
     Rhaponticine.]
     1. (Bot.) The name of several large perennial herbs of the
        genus Rheum and order Polygonaceae.
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     2. 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.
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     3. (Med.) The root of several species of Rheum, used much
        as a cathartic medicine.
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     Monk's rhubarb. (Bot.) See under Monk.
  
     Turkey rhubarb (Med.), the roots of Rheum Emodi.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rheum
      n 1: a watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially
           from the eyes or nose)
      2: rhubarb [syn: Rheum, genus Rheum]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  179 Moby Thesaurus words for "rheum":
     Asiatic flu, Hong Kong flu, abscess, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis,
     ague, aluminosis, amygdalitis, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia,
     anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, apnea, asbestosis, asphyxiation,
     asthma, ataxia, atrophy, atypical pneumonia, autacoid, backache,
     bile, bituminosis, black lung, bleeding, blennorhea,
     bronchial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, bronchitis,
     bronchopneumonia, cachexia, cachexy, catarrh, chalicosis, chalone,
     chill, chills, chronic bronchitis, chyle, cold, colic,
     collapsed lung, colostrum, common cold, coniosis, constipation,
     convulsion, coryza, coughing, croup, croupous pneumonia, cyanosis,
     diarrhea, digestive secretion, discharge, dizziness,
     double pneumonia, dropsy, dry pleurisy, dysentery, dyspepsia,
     dyspnea, edema, emaciation, emphysema, empyema, endocrine,
     epidemic pleurodynia, fainting, fatigue, fever, fibrillation,
     fibrinous pneumonia, flu, flux, gall, gastric juice, gleet, grippe,
     growth, hay fever, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, hormone, humor,
     hydrops, hypertension, hypotension, ichor, icterus, indigestion,
     inflammation, influenza, insomnia, intestinal juice, itching,
     jaundice, la grippe, labored breathing, lachryma, lactation,
     laryngitis, leukorrhea, lipoid pneumonia, lobar pneumonia,
     low blood pressure, lumbago, lung cancer, lung fever, lymph,
     marasmus, matter, milk, mucor, mucus, nasal discharge, nausea,
     necrosis, pain, pancreatic juice, paralysis, peccant humor,
     pharyngitis, phlegm, pleurisy, pleuritis, pneumococcal pneumonia,
     pneumoconiosis, pneumonia, pneumonic fever, pneumothorax,
     prostatic fluid, pruritus, purulence, pus, quinsy, rash, saliva,
     salivary secretion, sanies, sclerosis, seizure, semen,
     serous fluid, serum, shock, siderosis, silicosis, skin eruption,
     sneezing, snot, sore, sore throat, spasm, sperm, suppuration,
     sweat, swine flu, tabes, tachycardia, tear, teardrop, tears,
     the sniffles, the snuffles, the whites, thyroxin, tonsilitis,
     tumor, upset stomach, urine, vertigo, virus pneumonia, vomiting,
     wasting, wet pleurisy, whooping cough
  
  

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