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Plantain

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plátano
NM
plantain
N

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English Definitions

plantain
N
any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally
plantain
N
a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics
plantain
N
starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics
plantain family
N
cosmopolitan family of small herbs and a few shrubs; most are troublesome weeds
plantain lily
N
any of numerous perennials having mounds of sumptuous broad ribbed leaves and clusters of white, blue, or lilac flowers; used as ground cover
plantain tree
N
a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics
plantain-leaved pussytoes
N
a variety of pussytoes
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