Origin: NL, from L. Rha the river Volga, on the banks of which it grows. See Rhubarb.
(Science: medicine) See salt rheum, in the Vocab.
Origin: OF. Reume, rheume, F. Rhume a cold, L. Rheuma rheum, from Gr, fr. To flow, akin to E. Stream. See Stream, and cf. Haemorrhoids.