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buck bean

Pronunciation: bŭk′ bean

Definition: The leaves of Menyanthes trifoliata (family Gentianaceae); credited with emmenagogue, antiscorbutic, and simple bitter properties.

Synonym(s): bogbean, menyanthes

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