Rhubarb

Rhubarb breaks down into rhu which was the ancient name for the River Volga and barb meaning foreign.  Rhubarb was originally from China and Tibet and across the River Volga.  Previously it had been foreign to Europeans.  The woman’s name Barbara also shares the same root and also means foreigner.  

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