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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

buck′ bean`(n.)

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

    Category: Plants

Origin of buck bean:

1570–80

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buck bean

    a plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) which grows in moist and boggy places, having racemes of white or reddish flowers and intensely bitter leaves, sometimes used in medicine; marsh trefoil; -- called also bog bean

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