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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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Tanto en Dominico-Harton como en FHIA-21, las mayores diferencias entre los tratamientos con inductores y los testigos, se apreciaron con la aplicacion de lixiviados de raquis de platano el cual registro el menor valor de altura de plantulas a traves del tiempo (Tabla 1).
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Finalmente, se aborda el tema del consumo de leche en Mexico, su importancia como fuente de nutrimentos en la dieta humana, sus efectos en la poblacion, asi como, los productos sustitutos como el refresco embotellado y platano que permiten realizar una prediccion del consumo de leche para el ano 2015.
Por lo tanto, en la siguiente investigacion se analizara el potencial papelero que pueda tener el pseudotallo de platano para suplir en cierta medida la materia prima maderera, determinandose las condiciones optimas para el proceso de obtencion de pulpa semiquimica mediante cocciones de prueba (Diaz, 2005).
Daza y Cayon (2004) indican que la seleccion apropiada del color del polietileno empleado para embolsar los racimos de banano y platano puede ejercer una influencia determinante sobre el desarrollo y la presentacion comercial de los frutos de Musa.
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Se pego un susto enorme cuando, a la hora de almuerzo, desenvolvio el paquete de la amante y vio que no habia ninguna burra, solo una pelota de puros gusanos vivos, que caminaban por toda la hoja de platano.