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plan·tain 1

 (plăn′tən)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Plantago, having a basal rosette of leaves and dense spikes of small greenish flowers.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin plantāgō, plantāgin-, from planta, sole of the foot (from its broad leaves); see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

plan·tain 2

 (plăn′tən)
n.
1. Any of several varieties of banana, especially Musa ×paradisiaca, having edible, starchy, elongated fruit.
2. The fruit of this plant, usually eaten cooked.

[Spanish plátano, plántano, plane tree, plantain, from Latin platanus; see plane4.]

plantain

(ˈplæntɪn; -teɪn)
n
(Plants) any of various N temperate plants of the genus Plantago, esp P. major (great plantain), which has a rosette of broad leaves and a slender spike of small greenish flowers: family Plantaginaceae. See also ribwort
[C14 plauntein, from Old French plantein, from Latin plantāgō, from planta sole of the foot]

plantain

(ˈplæntɪn; -teɪn)
n
1. (Plants) a large tropical musaceous plant, Musa paradisiaca
2. (Plants) the green-skinned banana-like fruit of this plant, eaten as a staple food in many tropical regions
[C16: from Spanish platano plantain, plane tree]

plan•tain1

(ˈplæn tɪn, -tn)

n.
1. a tropical plant, Musa paradisiaca, of the banana family, resembling the banana.
2. its fruit, cooked and eaten as a staple food in tropical regions.
[1545–55; < Sp plá(n)tano plantain, plane tree < Medieval Latin pla(n)tanus, Latin platanus plane3]

plan•tain2

(ˈplæn tɪn, -tn)

n.
any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago, of the family Plantaginaceae, esp. P. major, a weed with large, spreading basal leaves and long spikes of small flowers.
[1350–1400; Middle English plauntein < Old French plantein < Latin plantāginem, acc. of plantāgō, derivative of planta sole of the foot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plantain - any of numerous plants of the genus Plantagoplantain - 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
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Plantago, Plantago - type genus of the family Plantaginaceae; large cosmopolitan genus of mostly small herbs
English plantain, narrow-leaved plantain, Plantago lanceolata, ribgrass, ribwort, ripple-grass, buckthorn - an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions
cart-track plant, common plantain, Plantago major, white-man's foot, whiteman's foot, broad-leaved plantain - common European perennial naturalized worldwide; a troublesome weed
Plantago media, hoary plantain - widely distributed Old World perennial naturalized in North America having finely hairy leaves and inconspicuous white fragrant flowers
fleawort, Plantago psyllium, psyllium, Spanish psyllium - plantain of Mediterranean regions whose seeds swell and become gelatinous when moist and are used as a mild laxative
broad-leaved plantain, Plantago rugelii, rugel's plantain - North American plantain having reddish leafstalks and broad leaves
hoary plantain, Plantago virginica - North American annual or biennial with long soft hairs on the leaves
2.plantain - a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruitsplantain - a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics
plantain - starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics
banana, banana tree - any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
3.plantain - starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
Musa paradisiaca, plantain tree, plantain - a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics
Translations
jitrocel
bakbanaan

plantain

[ˈplæntɪn] Nllantén m, plátano m (LAm)

plantain

n
(Bot) → Plantainbanane f
(= weed)Wegerich m
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