Definition of bogbean in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒɡbiːn/


A plant of bogs and shallow water which has creeping rhizomes, bean-like three-lobed leaves, and hairy white or pinkish flowers. Also called buckbean.
  • Menyanthes trifoliata, family Menyanthaceae.
Example sentences
  • In the Yorkshire Dales National Park places where bogbean can be seen include the Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve.
  • In spring and summer, early and southern marsh orchids vie with marsh peas and bogbeans for the flower lover's attention.
  • Pharmacological and chemical studies of the bogbean have been carried out at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy of Uppsala University.

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