Origin: F. Rhubarbe, OF. Rubarbe, rheubarbe, reubarbare, reobarbe, LL. Rheubarbarum for rheum barbarum, Gr. (and) rhubarb, from the river Rha (the Volga) on whose banks it grew. Originally, therefore, it was the barbarian plant from the Rha. Cf. Barbarous, Rhaponticine.
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What's this stuff about pie? Does eating pie represent something bad for creationists? Pie is good, isn't it? OK, I'm not too crazy about rhubarb pie.
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