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How Is "Rhubarb" Used In Baseball?
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What is rhubarb?
Rhubarb is a plant with edible leafstalks that are known for their use in making pies and preserves.
This kind of rhubarb has a tart, tangy, sour flavor that’s often paired with sweet ingredients, such as in strawberry rhubarb pie.
Rhubarb is also used as a slang term to refer to a fight or argument. This slang term is especially associated with baseball, as in The manager came out to argue the umpire’s call and it wasn’t long before it turned into a rhubarb with pointing and shouting.
In the context of theater, the word rhubarb is used as a term for the noise made by actors to simulate conversation. For whatever reason, this is sometimes done by randomly repeating the word rhubarb. Rhubarb can also be used as a verb meaning to simulate conversation in this way.
Example: Rhubarb has a very short growing season, so I like to use it in as many recipes as I can when it’s available.
Where does rhubarb come from?
The first records of the word rhubarb come from around 1400. It ultimately comes from the Greek rhéon bárbaron, meaning “foreign rhubarb.” Because rhubarb is native to Asia, it may have been considered foreign to the ancient Greeks. The words barbarian, barbaric, and barbarous come from related roots based on the idea of foreignness.
As a plant, rhubarb is a member of the buckwheat family and the genus Rheum. There are several varieties. The kind that’s used to make pies has edible stalks. Another variety has a stem that is used for medicinal purposes. The leaves and roots of the rhubarb plant are poisonous and should not be eaten.
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How is rhubarb used in real life?
Rhubarb is probably best known as an ingredient in rhubarb pie and strawberry rhubarb pie.
You can only have five desserts for the rest of your life.
Vanilla Ice Cream
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Black & White Cookies
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) October 30, 2020
Apple, cherry, pecan, peach, rhubarb, these are the acceptable pies
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) November 18, 2014
Replay has robbed the fan of the good old fashioned rhubarb between manager and ump.There hasn't been one good scuff this playoff season
— Frank Humber (@Leftymoves) October 20, 2016
Try using rhubarb!
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The edible stalks of rhubarb have a sweet flavor.
How to use rhubarb in a sentence
Chopped rhubarb makes a nice, slightly tart addition, as well.
The cake is a variation on a Dorie Greenspan recipe where I’ve switched up the flavorings to let cardamom’s fragrant warmth mingle with the tartness of the rhubarb.
Try to buy rhubarb stalks of similar thickness for easier pattern-making.
While red rhubarb is most often what you see in glossy food photos, it’s purely for aesthetic reasons, as color isn’t an indication of ripeness or sweetness.
Hitting farmers markets and grocery stores in late spring, rhubarb comes in stalks ranging from soft, pale green to deep crimson red.
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Serve the Baked Alaska immediately with the rhubarb syrup and extra raspberries.
Rhubarb Roulade This powdered sugar-dusted pink-and-white pinwheel is a classically beautiful Gourmet dessert.
Mike loaded the wagon with peas, the last of the rhubarb, and ten quarts of currants picked by Peter, and off we started.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
If I were her medical man, I should order her a dose of rhubarb and sal volatile.The Nicest Girl in the School|Angela Brazil
When made of good Turkey, or even East India rhubarb, it is a very valuable preparation.
The large-leaved rhubarb and cabbage plants slept too, their broad limp surfaces hanging in the sun like half-closed umbrellas.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
Take spicierum hier, a scruple each of rhubarb, agaric lozenges, and make into pills with iris juice.