Plantain

• (n.) Any plant of the genus Plantago, but especially the P. major, a low herb with broad spreading radical leaves, and slender spikes of minute flowers. It is a native of Europe, but now found near the abode of civilized man in nearly all parts of the world. • (n.) The fruit of this plant. It is long and somewhat cylindrical, slightly c...
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plantain

(Musa paradisiaca), plant of the banana (q.v.) family (Musaceae) closely related to the common banana (M. sapientum). The plantain is a tall plant ... [2 related articles]
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plantain

(PLAN-tihn) - Plantains are a part of most Caribbean meals, much like potatoes, rice, or noodles in the U.S. The plantain is actually native to Southeast Asia, but it versatility has made it a staple in tropical climates all over the world. It is a member of the banana family and is picked green and ripened off the tree. When unripe, it has thick ....
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plantain

1. <botany> A treelike perennial herb (Musa paradisiaca) of tropical regions, bearing immense leaves and large clusters of the fruits called plantains. See Musa. ... 2. The fruit of this plant. It is long and somewhat cylindrical, slightly curved, and, when ripe, soft, fleshy, and covered with a thick but tender yellowish skin. The plantain i...
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plantain

noun starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics
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Plantain

Plan'tain noun [ Confer French plantain- arbre , plantanier , Spanish plántano , plátano ; probably same word as plane tree.] 1. (Botany) A treelike perennial herb ( Musa paradisiaca ) of tropical regions, bearing immense leaves and large clus...
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plantain

Any of a group of northern temperate plants. The great plantain (P. major) is low-growing with large oval leaves close to the ground, grooved stalks, and spikes of green flowers with purple anthers (in which the pollen matures) followed by seeds, which are used in bird food. (Genus Plantago, family Plantagi...
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Plantain

Plantago lanceolata
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plantain

plantain (plăn'tin) , any plant of the genus Plantago, chiefly annual or perennial weeds of wide distribution. Many species are lawn pests and the pollen is often a hay fever irritant. P. psyllium, called psyllium, or fleawort, is cultivated in Spain and France for its mucilaginous seed-co...
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Plantain

Plantain or Plantago is a genus of herbaceous plants belonging to the family Plantaginaceae.
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Plantain

The fruit of a large tree-like tropical herb. Plantains belong to the banana family, but are larger, starchier, and not as sweet. It has a squash-like flavor and is used much like a potato. Also called the 'cooking banana.'
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Plantain

The fruit of a large tree-like tropical herb. Plantains belong to the banana family, but are larger, starchier, and not as sweet. It has a squash-like flavor and is used much like a potato. Also called the "cooking banana."
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plantain

[n] - any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago 2. [n] - a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits 3. [n] - starchy banana-like fruit
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