Meaning of rhapontic in English:

rhapontic

(also rhaponticum)

Pronunciation /rəˈpɒntɪk/

adjective

rare
  • Attributive Designating the rhubarb plant Rheum rhaponticum and its medicinal rootstock.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). In α and some forms from post-classical Latin reuponticum (636 in Isidore; frequently from 12th century in British sources; compare earlier reoponticum (400), reum ponticum), probably from Hellenistic Greek ῥῆον ποντικόν (usually in genitive ῥήου Ποντικοῦ), in Byzantine Greek also ῥέον ποντικὸν from ῥῆον rhubarb + ancient Greek ποντικόν, neuter of ποντικός.