buck bean

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noun

a bog plant, Menyanthes trifoliata, of the gentian family, having narrow clusters of white or pink flowers.

Nearby words

  1. buchner,
  2. buchner funnel,
  3. buchu,
  4. buck,
  5. buck and wing,
  6. buck fever,
  7. buck for,
  8. buck moth,
  9. buck passer,
  10. buck rabbit

Origin of buck bean

1570–80; earlier buckes bean, translation of Dutch boksboon

Also called bogbean, marsh trefoil.

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buckbean

/ (ˈbʌkˌbiːn) /

noun

a marsh plant, Menyanthes trifoliata, with white or pink flowers: family MenyanthaceaeAlso called: bogbean
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