- a bog plant, Menyanthes trifoliata, of the gentian family, having narrow clusters of white or pink flowers.
Origin of buck bean
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The Buckbean (Menyanthes trifoliata) is very seldom used, on account of its bitterness.Lachesis Lapponica
Carl von Linn
Infusum menyanthis, L. From the herb or root of buckbean or marsh trefoil (Menyanthes trifoliata).
Indeed, it is a lovely plant; it is the buckbean or marshtrefoil, and generally grows in some boggy spot, such as this.
- a marsh plant, Menyanthes trifoliata, with white or pink flowers: family MenyanthaceaeAlso called: bogbean